Mats Hummels does not see any reason why Bayern Munich should feel sorry, after beating Arsenal 10-2 on aggregate in the champions league.
Bayern Munich repeated the scoreline of the first leg away at Arsenal, winning 5-1 at the Emirates to further pile on the misery at Arsenal.
And Hummels who has lost 5-1 to Bayern when he was at Dortmund does not see any reason to feel bad for the heavy defeat.
“I don’t know if you can feel sorry in sports [for your opponent],” Hummels said at the Emirates Stadium. “You just have to do your best and it was very unlucky in the end for them. They had 50 good minutes and it can happen.
“Maybe we will face them in the coming years and face the same problem as them. I don’t think we have to be sorry, it is just sports. If you win, you just enjoy it. It doesn’t look good, of course, [for Arsenal] and that’s too bad.
“Maybe they felt they could score the goals and it was okay for them to keep playing like this but then we played things really well. I experienced it for myself. I lost 5-1 to Bayern Munich [when I was at Dortmund], when we felt we did a good job and we were not that bad to get beat like that.
“It was in Munich, in my last season with Dortmund. We lost 5-1 and it was pretty close until they scored the fourth goal. Bayern are a team that can go fast in one direction.”
“Of course, we tried to focus but we have to say we weren’t that aware of the game 100% from the beginning and I think there were some situations where you can see that we were not thinking as fast as we usually think,” he added.
“You saw Arsenal got a lot of second balls in the first half which was a problem for us and you can say it was not 100% from the beginning, we were not lazy, but it was not 100%.
“It was tough in the first 45 minutes and the chance from Giroud meant they had the chance to make it close, but with the red card, the game was over and everybody knew.
“They [Arsenal] wanted to keep being offensive and scored one goal, the way they played [up until the red card], maybe they felt like they would have deserved to win.
“Then when they went down to 10 men, we were very clever on the counter-attacks. We had some very nice goals. They lost the balls sometimes too easily. Sometimes these results can happen in a game which was clearly not a five-one.”