Bayer Leverkusen was on the wrong end of a DFB-Pokal shock on Tuesday, going out in the last 16 to fourth-tier opponents.
Peter Bosz acknowledged that there were no explanations for Bayer Leverkusen’s shock DFB-Pokal defeat at Rot-Weiss Essen, declaring: “We must never lose here.”
The shock means that, for the second time in as many seasons, a fourth-tier team will be in the quarter-finals of the tournament.
Bayer’s opponents were praised by Head Coach Bosz but were dismissive of his players for not seeing the game until they took the lead.
Bosz told Sky Sports Germany, “We played against a good team, you have to say that. But we must never lose here.
We had the chances, particularly in the second half. There were the possibilities. Then in extra time we take the lead and can play the game out. Don’t give up our spot.
That’s our mistake. We are a team from the Bundesliga and we can never lose here. Never.”