Kos - what went wrong after half-time

Laurent Koscielny and Shkodran Mustafi

So what went wrong after half-time?

Laurent Koscielny spoke to the media after our Champions League last-16 first leg defeat at Bayern Munich - and here’s what he said:

on a painful night…
Yeah. I don’t know either [what went wrong]. I think the first half was good - we were deep, like you need to be, and tried not to give them space or opportunities to score. It being 1-1 at half-time was good for us but after we conceded the second goal, I think we needed to stay more compact because we had a second leg at home. When you can win [there], you need to stay together, defend together with all 11 players and keep this. Tonight we didn’t. Bayern played very well - they have some top-class players who can make the difference in front.

on things going wrong after he was substituted…
It’s difficult because during a game like this against a team like this, you need to play together, to have a good spirit and to push yourself for your team-mates. When you’re sitting on the bench in the second half, it’s difficult. In the first half we did the job and in the second half with their quality it was more difficult.

on if the tie is over…
In football, you never know. We are professional, we have a second leg and we will try to win. But after a game like this it’s very difficult. But we’ll fight because we are professional and we play for Arsenal.

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