Neuer: Bayern simply not good enough

The Germany international failed to hide his frustration with his side’s surprise defeat and acknowledged he was partially to blame

Manuel Neuer feels Bayern Munich were simply not good enough in their 2-0 Bundesliga defeat to Borussia Monchengladbach on Sunday.

Goals from Raffael either side of half-time saw Pep Guardiola’s men leave the Allianz Arena empty handed and Neuer was quick to acknowledge Bayern did not deserve a good result.

“We didn’t create any genuine chances. That wasn’t good enough,” Neuer told the official Bayern website.

“Gladbach were very good and defended excellently.

“Obviously we wanted to do much better and we’ve missed a chance because Wolfsburg dropped points.

“But it won’t darken our mood. We know what we’re aiming for this season. We’ll look to the future and we’re optimistic.”

Neuer was at fault for Gladbach’s opening goal and the Germany international admitted he should have done better on Raffael’s strike.

“It was the first shot on target from Gladbach. I wanted to catch it and hold on to it. I just should have played it safe and palmed it away.”

Neuer has kept 16 clean sheets in 25 Bundesliga appearances so far this term.