Created on 19-05-2012 at 00:00 AM
It was one of those nights, as Bayern dominated the match, took a late lead, and still lost. “Unbelievable," “a nightmare," “hard to put into words," were the initial reactions from the FCB camp after the defeat to Chelsea on home turf. “There's no justice in football," said German FA president Wolfgang Niersbach. “But if you take the lead after 83 minutes, you have to see it through to the end," reflected Jupp Heynckes.
Reaction to the Champions League final
Uli Hoeneß: “Chelsea didn't create a single chance, but we've still not managed to win, which is unbelievable. It's hard to put into words. If you have so many chances to wrap up a game, you have to do so. That's why we've lost this match."
Christian Nerlinger: “Everyone who saw the match knows we deserved to win. What happened is a nightmare for us. We're deeply disappointed. We created chances. It's hard to find the right words. It's a total nightmare, and the mood in the dressing room reflects that. We were clearly the better team."
Jupp Heynckes: “The team and I set out with the target of winning the trophy. But I'm well aware of how cruel football can be, and cursing your fate doesn't help. But leaving the field as losers tonight leaves a bitter taste. We simply missed too many chances. We didn't grasp the need to take our chances. Normally you wouldn't get so many opportunities against a team like Chelsea. And if you take the lead after 83 minutes, you have to see it through to the end."