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Kovac Admits Bayern Can’t Compete With Elites After Liverpool Defeat



Bayern Munich manager Niko Kovac has revealed that the Bavarian giants can’t compete with the spending power of other major European clubs.

The Croatian tactician was reacting to the Champions League elimination at the hands of Liverpool on Wednesday night during his pre-match press conference ahead of the league clash with Mainz 05.

According to him, Bayern Munich are struggling to stay in competition with the financial might of other major European clubs.

The German champions’ record transfer still remains the deal that took French midfielder Corentin Tolisso from Lyon to the club.

Bayern Munich were said to have paid around €40m for the French World Cup winner.

There was a marked difference between Bayern Munich and their conquerors Liverpool during the second leg of their Champions League last 16 tie.

Niko Kovac and Bayern Munich adopted a defensive approach against the Reds in the first leg and that earned them a goalless draw.

Bayern Munich then went on to lose the second leg 3-1 at the Allianz Arena on Wednesday night as Liverpool outclassed them on their own pitch.

Senegalese international Sadio mane is the form player for Liverpool at the moment and he scored a brace to lead the Reds into the quarterfinals.

Virgil Van Dijk got the other goal for Liverpool while the Bavarian giants’ lone goal came from a Joel Matip own goal.