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Cârţu pulls no punches after heavy loss to Bayern

Published: Thursday 4 November 2010, 0.36CET
Sorin Cârţu did not mince his words after CFR 1907 Cluj were beaten 4-0 at home by an FC Bayern München side who are continuing to improve according to coach Louis van Gaal.
Cârţu pulls no punches after heavy loss to Bayern
Bayern had four goals to enjoy in Romania ©Getty Images

Match statistics

CFR ClujBayern

Goals scored0
4
Attempts on target10
 
13
Attempts off target6
 
5
Corners4
 
9
Offsides2
 
0
Fouls committed15
 
17
Yellow cards2
 
3
Red cards0
 
0

Standings

Group E

PPts
FC Bayern München Bayern412
AS Roma Roma46
FC Basel 1893 Basel43
CFR 1907 Cluj CFR Cluj43
Last updated: 03/10/2013 16:21 CET

Legend:

P: Played   
Pts: Points   
 
Published: Thursday 4 November 2010, 0.36CET

Cârţu pulls no punches after heavy loss to Bayern

Sorin Cârţu did not mince his words after CFR 1907 Cluj were beaten 4-0 at home by an FC Bayern München side who are continuing to improve according to coach Louis van Gaal.

CFR 1907 Cluj coach Sorin Cârţu knows a huge improvement is needed from his side if they are to recover from a 4-0 home defeat by FC Bayern München and secure at least third place in Group E. The Bavarian club have already qualified for the round of 16, Mario Gómez's hat-trick earning the visitors the three points and the striker words of praise from Louis van Gaal.

Sorin Cârţu, CFR coach
What should we say after a 4-0 defeat? Should we speak about bad luck? That would be out outrageous. The final score might be harsh, but it reflects the difference between us and them and we have to accept this reality. We were dreadful in the first half, playing completely differently to the way we discussed beforehand. We then dominated the first 25 minutes of the second and had plenty of opportunities, but their third goal came at an unexpected time and in an unexpected manner.

The final score might be harsh, but it reflects the difference between us and them and we have to accept this reality
Sorin Cârţu, CFR Cluj coach
It's great that we have a striker like Mario Gómez – I've adjusted our style of play so it suits his game better
Louis van Gaal, Bayern coach

And at three-nil down you cannot really have high hopes against a team like Bayern. I don't want to think about what could have happened if all the Bayern players who were absent today would have played. Regardless of that, if we continue to play as we did in the first half, we won't even have a chance of reaching the Europa League.

Louis van Gaal, Bayern coach
We've improved in recent games and put in a very good performance today. It's great that we have a striker like Mario Gómez – I've adjusted our style of play so it suits his game better.

That was a very display from my team. In particular I liked our positional play, that was very good. We also attacked very well.

Last updated: 05/11/10 0.29CET

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