Franco di Santo: A game of small margins
The Royal Blues were unfortunate not to pick up points in Munich. However, the Knappen got nothing for their spirited performance against the record champions. We spoke to Franco di Santo, Breel Embolo and Leon Goretzka following the game in the Allianz Arena.
Franco Di Santo:
Our goal was to put pressure on our opponent and I think we did that today. We weren’t far off picking up points here today. It was only a few small things that cost us dearly. Bayern made the most of two mistakes and we couldn’t quite capitalise in one or two good situations. We had the chances to score the second. I glad to have scored but I’d rather have got points on the board. We have to keep our heads up. If we play like that every week, we’ll do just fine.
We just lacked a little bit of luck to get a point here today. Lewandowski scored with his first chance but we didn’t. It’s a shame as I think we deserved something. The team performed well and I was able to capitalise on that up front. On a personal level, it was great to play 90 minutes. I want to focus on my own game and give my all every week.
Straight after the game, it’s of course extremely frustrating that we couldn’t get anything from the game. I expect tomorrow we will feel quite proud of our performance. It was a special game for me, goes without saying. Despite that I was fully focused on the game, which I think I played well in. We need to pick up points in the next few weeks. I want to help the team to achieve our goals. It was quite an attractive match for the spectators. We were bold and didn’t hide from our opponents. It’s a shame that we couldn’t reward ourselves with a win. You got the impression that Bayern didn’t want to be running after the ball. That was our task and I think we did well.