FOOTBALL: Vidal Blasts Atletico Madrid As Lahm Admits Sympathy For Guardiola

Bayern Munich midfielder, Arturo Vidal is absolutely very pained right now.He has layed into Atletico Madrid insisting they do not deserve to qualify for the Champions league final.

Arturo Vidal shows his frustration in yesterday's game
Arturo Vidal shows his frustration in yesterday’s game

Pep Guardiola’s side had 72 per cent possession and 33 shots during their 2-1 second leg win, which was not enough to overturn a 1-0 first-leg defeat and saw the Spanish outfit through by virtue of Antoine Griezmann’s away goal. That meant a hat-trick of successive semi-final defeats for Guardiola and the German giants, and Vidal could not resist flinging a string of insults in the direction of Bayern’s conquerors.Arturo Vidal just couldn’t find a way to hide his disappointment at Bayern Munich’s Champions League semi-final defeat by what he called an ‘ugly’ Atletico Madrid.

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“Today ugly football Atletico played against the best football in the world. The only time they saw the ball was for the goal,’ he moaned.They are going to be dreaming about us right up to the final. They did not have the ball, they took on the best team in the world, they took their chances and got to the final.The best does not always win in football, like today. They are not deserved finalists”.We were superior. We controlled the game, but we did not finish off the chances we had.Atletico did exactly what they have been doing all year in their league and took advantage of their chances”.

Phillip Lahm also had some sympathy for exiting manager Pep Guardiola who has failed to guide his team to Champions league glory since his arrival at the club “It’s a pity we have not rewarded ourselves and the coach for the last three years,’ said Lahm in the immediate aftermath of his team’s defeat. Atletico punished us on the break. We tried everything. Unfortunately, it wasn’t enough.It’s bitter to be knocked out after a game like that, but we can still finish the season celebrating”.Thomas Muller who missed a crucial penalty during the game also shared his disappointments “Football can be extreme at times. We did many things right and a few things wrong.Unfortunately, it wasn’t enough. I have rarely witnessed something like this. It’s quite a setback and of course I’m disappointed because I didn’t score the penalty”.

Bayern munich though should be crowned the Bundlesliga champions this weekend after needing just one point in their remaining two league games to win the title.

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