Hansi Flick on Wednesday reflected on the surprise defeat of Bayern Munich to second-tier opponents.
Hansi Flick was “very disappointed” by the shock DFB-Pokal defeat of Bayern Munich against Holstein Kiel, but the head coach insisted that the German and European champions would move on.
DFB-Pokal holders Bayern sensationally crashed out in the second round on Wednesday, shocked 6-5 on penalties after a 2-2 draw against second-tier Kiel after additional time.
“It’s a shock of course. We’re very disappointed, we wanted to defend the treble. Taken altogether it was down to details, the team showed great spirit,” Flick said according to the official website after the match.
“That was our goal, we were dominant. It’s very annoying that in the last second we conceded the equalizer. We have to applaud Kiel, they made it a real cup battle, they were committed. We have to put it behind us and improve.
At the rear, we must be more lightweight. When it comes to balls over the top, we must put more pressure and be more strong. It’s surprising, that’s what the cup is like. Kiel defended well, their keeper turned in an outstanding performance. It just happens in penalty shoot-outs, I don’t blame Roca.”