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Harry Kane and his Bayern Munich teammates received brutally low player ratings after their defeat to Lazio on Wednesday night.
The German giants were beaten 1-0 by Lazio in the first leg of their Champions League last 16 tie, with defender Dayot Upamecano receiving a straight red card in the second half.
Despite taking 17 shots in the match, Bayern failed to get any shots on goal and were left frustrated after the Italian team’s impressive defensive performance.
England captain Kane struggled to assert himself in the match and was criticized by the German media after the match for his calm performance in front of goal.
In Images In the player ratings, former Tottenham star Kane received a ‘6’ (1 being his best rating and 6 being his worst) after his dismal performance.
Harry Kane could not avoid Bayern Munich’s 1-0 defeat against Lazio in the Champions League
The England captain was criticized for his performance by the German media after the match
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Describing Kane’s performance, the outlet wrote: ‘He missed a great opportunity after seven minutes, but then couldn’t connect at all with Bayern’s attacking attempts. Totally ruled out in the second half.’
The only other player to receive a ‘6’ rating was centre-back Upamecano, who was sent off for a rash tackle in the 67th minute.
They said of the Frenchman: ‘Clean before the break. But in the 67th minute, his red foul and penalty started the debacle.
On the other hand, Leon Goretzka, Leroy Sané and coach Thomas Tuchel received a ‘5’ rating, while Bild continued to attack the Bayern team.
Goalkeeper Manuel Neuer and playmaker Jamal Musiala received the highest ratings of the entire team, leaving the match with a ‘3’.
Speaking after the match, Kane himself admitted that the Bavarian giants have not been good enough, given their struggles both domestically and in Europe.
The result came four days after they were comprehensively outplayed at Bayer Leverkusen in the Bundesliga in a 3-0 defeat, a result that left them five points behind their rivals in the German top flight.
The forward reflected TNT Sports after the game and said: ‘Really tough week. In the first half we started well and had clear chances, one for me. In these games, they are great moments.
“The second half was disappointing. We came out with less energy and less confidence. They punished us. Once you go down to 10 men it’s always difficult.
‘We have to find it among ourselves. We continue in the race for the Bundesliga and in this tie. We have to keep fighting.
‘We are in a difficult situation. We have to fight. We have to turn it around. We have great games and great things to fight for. We are not out of this, we will never give up. We just have to turn it around. “A game or a spark can change the situation.”
Not only was the German team criticized by their own national media, but they were also criticized by Jamie Carragher for playing as “individuals.”
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The CBS Sports expert attacked Bayern and stated that their chances of winning the Champions League have been drastically reduced.
When asked if the performance and result affects his chances of winning the competition, Carragher told CBS Sports: “I think so.”
He added: “I said before the game that Bayern Munich, for me, is a team of individuals, not a team at the moment.” You see the coach’s face, Thomas Tuchel, he will be under enormous pressure.
And after what happened against Bayer Leverkusen, a really poor performance. We saw the same thing again. Chances were missed, that man (Kane), in the first half, should have put Bayern ahead.