Created on 12-05-2012 at 00:00 AM
Bayern missed out on a 16th domestic cup triumph due to a below-par display at Berlin Olympic Stadium on Saturday evening. The FCB camp was downcast and deeply disappointed in the aftermath of an unexpectedly clear-cut 5–2 defeat to champions Borussia Dortmund. “All in all, our defensive display was a catastrophe," lamented boss Jupp Heynckes, “you'll never win if you make such basic errors."
Reaction to the DFB Cup final:
Jupp Heynckes: “Congratulations to BVB. Borussia deserved the win. They ruthlessly exploited our weaknesses. We were very unfocused in defence today and handed out gifts. All in all, our defensive display was a catastrophe. Borussia Dortmund created one chance in the first half but scored three goals. We blew it at the decisive moments and made far too many unnecessary mistakes, and obviously you'll never win a match if you make such basic errors. In the cold light of day, you have to accept we wouldn't have deserved to win.”
Philipp Lahm: “We were the better team for 90 minutes, but we made disastrous errors and kept handing it to our opponents on a plate, a situation Dortmund used to the full. We can't be making errors like that next week.”