We are completely naive and reckless – Joshua Kimmich

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Joshua Kimmich

Bayern Munich defender Joshua Kimmich says his side were “completely naive and reckless” as they lost at home to Real Madrid in the first leg of their Champions League semi-final.

Kimmich gave Bayern a 28th-minute lead on Wednesday, latching on to James Rodriguez’s throughball and rifling past Keylor Navas. Madrid turned things around, levelling just prior to the break through Marcelo’s well-taken volley on the edge of the area, before Marco Asensio scored following Rafinha’s defensive error in the 57th minute.

Madrid’s two goals came from just four shots on target and Kimmich acknowledged Bayern were guilty of naivety in attack against the holders.

“We were completely naive and reckless with our chances,” Kimmich told reporters.

“Real shot twice on goal and twice they scored. That’s their quality and that just [must] not happen to us.”

Bayern had more than enough chances to beat Madrid and Kimmich is surprised by just how many openings they created.

Kimmich is not giving up on a place in the final, however, with Juventus’ efforts in running Madrid close in the quarter-finals giving Bayern inspiration, while he thinks Wednesday’s game highlighted the Spanish side’s “very big weaknesses”.

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