FC Bayern München striker Robert Lewandowski has blamed their upcoming Champions League match against Benfica for their poor performance against Eintracht Frankfurt on Saturday.
The Bavarians looked in control for the majority of the match but struggled to created goal scoring chances and needed a spectacular overhead kick from Frank Ribery in the 20th minute to secure a 1-0 victory.
Lewandowski conceded the side was far from their best and claimed they had Tuesday’s Champions League quarter-final first leg against Benfica at the Allianz Arena on their minds.
“It was not an interesting game for the spectators, but the three points were important,” he said after the match. “We certainly had the game against Benfica in the Champions League on Tuesday in our heads.
“We have to play much, much better than we did today [against Benfica].”
His manager Pep Guardiola wasn’t in complete agreement and even managed to find some positives in their performance.
“We started well and had a lot of good actions – not only the wonder goal from Franck,” he added. “With a second goal, it would have been easier. Now we focus on Benfica. I hope we can bring our best performance.”