Müller questions penalty decision after other rulings

There is a fair amount of dissatisfaction within Bayern Munich following Wednesday’s 0-0 draw at home against FC Copenhagen in the Champions League group stage.

“I’m angry that we couldn’t score. We didn’t take enough risks,” says striker Thomas Müller according to the club’s website.

“You have to occasionally risk losing the ball or take a 50-50 chance and win the second ball. We weren’t willing to take any risks.”

Goalkeeper Manuel Neuer also analyzes that Bayern Munich was not aggressive enough.

“If we had continued to attack them and run deep to challenge them and chip the ball behind the backline more, it would have been more dangerous for them,” he says.

According to head coach Thomas Tuchel, Bayern Munich struggled to pick up the pace in the game.

“Copenhagen defended deep… It wasn’t fluid or risky enough,” he says.

“I expected us to play more freely, but it went the opposite way. We tried to control the game too early and didn’t do well enough.”

Müller also tells streaming service Dazn that he believes the referee should have stuck to his decision for a penalty in extra time when Peter Ankersen touched the ball with his arm in the box.

“I’m not friends with that rule, but when you compare it to yesterday, it’s pretty strange,” says Müller, referring to similar controversial decisions on Tuesday that led to penalties against Newcastle and Dortmund.

“I think the lawmakers will try to make handball decisions objective, but you can’t do that.”

The frustration felt by Bayern Munich is understandable considering the missed opportunities to score and the perceived inconsistency in penalty decisions across different matches. Müller’s remarks highlight his dissatisfaction with the rule regarding handball and raise questions about its objectivity.

The comments from Müller and Neuer also shed light on Bayern Munich’s lack of aggressiveness and failure to take risks during their match against FC Copenhagen. In a sport that often rewards boldness and attacking play, Bayern Munich’s cautious approach proved to be ineffective and left them struggling to break down the opponent’s solid defense.

Furthermore, Tuchel’s assessment of the team’s inability to increase the tempo suggests a lack of urgency and intensity in their performance. By not being fluid and risky enough, Bayern Munich allowed Copenhagen to comfortably defend and limit their attacking opportunities.

Müller’s reference to recent controversial penalty decisions in other matches underscores the issue of inconsistency in refereeing decisions. The fact that similar incidents have led to penalties in other games while being overlooked in this match raises concerns about the objectivity and consistency of refereeing in football.

In conclusion, Bayern Munich’s frustration with the penalty decision and their overall performance in the match against FC Copenhagen reflects their desire for more aggressive play and a fairer application of the rules. The team will need to address these concerns and make adjustments to their strategy in order to improve their chances of success in future matches.