Everyone could see Bayern deserved to win, says Nerlinger

The Bayern executive maintains that his side should have emerged from the Allianz Arena with more than a painful defeat to Chelsea and reveals the squad is "very downbeat"
Bayern Munich general manager Christian Nerlinger has admitted that their 4-3 penalty shootout loss to Chelsea in the Champions League final is a bitter pill to swallow.

The German outfit wasted numerous chances in regulation time, while Arjen Robben spurned a spot-kick in the first half of extra time as the game ended 1-1, before eventually falling during the shootout when Bastian Schweinsteiger and Ivica Olic missed their penalties.

However, the former Bayern midfielder maintained that his side were superior throughout the final against Chelsea, and deserved to come away from the Allianz Arena with their fifth European Cup.

“Everyone could see that we deserved the win considering the way the match went,” lamented Nerlinger. “Consequently, the mood in the dressing room is very downbeat.”

The 39-year-old general manager won five trophies for Bayern as a player during an eight-year spell from 1990-1998.