Lahm wants another chance
Philipp Lahm is hoping the current Bayern team will have another chance to win the Champions League after an agonising defeat by Chelsea.
Last Updated: 20/05/12 3:02pm
Bayern Munich captain Philipp Lahm is hoping the current team will have another chance to win the UEFA Champions League after an agonising defeat by Chelsea.
The German giants were beaten on penalties by Chelsea on Saturday evening, despite dominating for the majority of the game in their own Allianz Arena.
Thomas Muller had given Bayern an 83rd minute lead which was quickly cancelled out by Didier Drogba's header before Arjen Robben saw an extra-time penalty saved.
Jupp Heynckes' side also led 3-1 in the shoot-out and Lahm remains determined to become a European champion after Bayern also lost to Inter Milan in the final two years ago.
"I so wanted to win the cup," said the full-back. "But if we can take anything positive from this game then it is that we are in our footballing prime and the core of this team still has three or four years together and we are hungrier now that we did not do it.
"But it is tough as we wanted to win it so much, yet we are left empty-handed.
"Not always the best team wins, I've got to say.
"We did not fully pay attention from just one corner, and we have lost the Champions League."
Lahm was also at odds to explain a defeat which he felt defied logic, adding: "I think we have seen here that football is unfair.
"We were the better team for 120 minutes and only let them have their first chance in the 88th minute after missing a hatful of chances ourselves, and that makes it even more bitter.
"It was a blow to concede in the 88th minute, but we got back going again in extra-time only to suffer another blow with the penalty miss, but then we got back going again.
"I think the team reacted well to these blows and when you are so superior, then you have got to win. Of course only one team wins a penalty shoot-out and it was not our turn."