For the first time in 20 years, the second round of the DFB Cup is the final destination for FC Bayern. Thomas Müller doesn’t think it’s funny at all.
It was already clear to the successful FC Bayern Munich that defending the triple would be a Herculean task. The fact that this venture could fail in the second round of the DFB Cup certainly didn’t play a role in the record champions’ thoughts.
After the unexpected defeat against second division Holstein Kiel, Munich have to write off their first title in mid-January. “Mia san outside” instead of “Mia san Mia”.
Bavaria’s Thomas Müller was also served accordingly. «The elimination is brutal, you have to let it sink in first. It is certainly not the best phase for FC Bayern. “
After the question about the mood in the cabin, he said to ARD reporter Valeska Homburg, a little angry: “You are laughing here now.” To which Homburg replied: “No, I’m not laughing.”
Müller persisted and insisted: “Of course you laughed!” That same evening, Müller followed up with an apology on Instagram:
The unexpected 5-6 defeat on penalties has historic dimensions. For the first time in over 20 years, FC Bayern failed in the second round of the DFB Cup. On November 1, 2000, the Munich team lost to the first division club 1. FC Magdeburg on penalties.
What is wrong with the defense?
Coach Hansi Flick had a simple but relentless explanation for the embarrassment. “The last time we conceded it was always the same pattern,” said the German record champions’ coach sadly.
In fact, it is noticeable that Bayern’s positional play and assignment on the defensive were often wrong recently. In the Bundesliga, the league leader has already conceded 24 goals after 15 match days – only 5 teams have more.
Holstein, for his part, was able to celebrate a truly historic triumph, accompanied by fireworks and a spontaneous car parade including a horn concert in front of the Kiel stadium. Coach Ole Werner summed up his joy with a lot of pathos. “We will probably only have this extraordinary experience once in a lifetime. But we really deserve it. “