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We have only ourselves to blame: Heynckes

sports Updated: May 21, 2012 00:35 IST
Jupp Heynckes

Bayern Munich have only themselves to blame for failing to lift the Champions League trophy for the fifth time on Saturday after dominating against Chelsea but losing 4-3 on penalties, coach Jupp Heynckes said.

Bayern had the upper hand for most of the 1-1 draw at their own Allianz Arena but wasted a bagful of chances and an extra- time penalty before the English club snatched the top European club trophy in the penalty shootout.

"This was not about who won in the penalties," Heynckes told reporters. "This was about us not using our chances to win the game. It is purely our fault that we did not use our many chances.

"My team played an outstanding game against an opponent who played as we expected them to do," said the 67-year-old coach, who won the title with Real Madrid in 1998.

This was the second consecutive season that Bayern were left without any trophies. "We just could not figure out how to convert our many opportunities. You have to score because if you don't you will be punished," Heynckes added.