Reaction: Holstein Kiel vs. FC Bayern
Thu, 14/01/21, 01:32
Flick: We have to put it behind us fast
Bayern's disappointment was immense after they lost 6-5 on penalties to Holstein Kiel after a 2-2 draw, and were thus eliminated from the DFB Cup. "Lady Luck was not really on our side today," Thomas Müller stated, particularly given Kiel's equaliser in the fifth minute of stoppage time to take the game into extra-time. "Small things decided the game today," said Hansi Flick, who wants to quickly look forward again: "We have to put this behind us and do things better."
Reaction from the Bayern camp:
Hansi Flick: "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. We were dominant, which was our aim. It’s very annoying that we conceded the equaliser in the last second. We must congratulate Kiel, they made it a real cup fight, they were completely committed. We must put it behind us and do things better. We must be more compact at the back. We must apply more pressure and be more solid when it comes to balls over the top. 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 shootouts, I don’t blame Roca at all."
Thomas Müller: "At the end of the day, we lost against the underdogs from Kiel. It may sound silly after such a defeat but Lady Luck wasn’t really on our side today. We had a pretty good feeling in the first half and played decently. We had good chances, we combined well, we enjoyed more of the ball. Kiel gave it their all. It was certainly a good performance from their point of view. It wasn’t a cupset that was looming from the start. We made mistakes when it came to the details and Kiel were pretty clinical, as they were in the shootout."
Reaction from the Kiel camp
Ole Werner, Holstein Kiel head coach: "This is an extraordinary experience for all of us. It doesn't happen every day and we will remember it for a long time. We defended sensibly and had a good goalkeeper. Up front, we also got into the situations we wanted to be in, such as the goal to make it 1-1. When we had the ball, we were brave and I think that was the key to get a foothold in this game."
Fin Bartels: "We all did it together as a team. Of course, you always have periods against Bayern where you sit very deep. With the equaliser to make it 1-1 we became more confident and believed that we could pull off a huge shock today. Before the penalty shootout, we said that we'd get them in. We had nothing to lose. Of course, there is always a bit of luck involved."
Match report on the game here: