Nagelsmann: A totally avoidable defeat

Read article contents
icon
Increase size
icon

20 shots on goal to 5, 72% possession - but it wasn't to be. FC Bayern lost 2-1 against Eintracht Frankfurt on Sunday evening. "This is a game that we shouldn't lose," Thomas Müller summarised after the game. "Defeats always hurt. Today's no exception. On the one hand, because it was the first one and on the other hand, because it was totally avoidable," said Julian Nagelsmann. fcbayern.com has collected more post-match reaction.

Reaction from the Bayern camp:

Hasan Salihamidžić (Board Member for Sport): "It's annoying, of course. We had a very good run of results. Today we've slipped up. We had many good chances, but didn't score enough and our pressing didn't work well enough. Frankfurt also counter-attacked ruthlessly. We have to take stock of the defeat. When the boys come back from their national teams, we'll prepare ourselves to win the next game."

Julian Nagelsmann: "Defeats always hurt. Today's no exception. On the one hand, because it's the first one and on the other hand, it was totally avoidable. We didn't do some things right, just like in recent weeks, but our opponents didn't take advantage of that. Today we were punished. Still, we had enough chances to score some goals."

Thomas Müller: "We're very disappointed, angry or frustrated - I don't know what the right word is. This is a game that we obviously shouldn't lose either way, but there was a lack of efficiency. We felt we had a lot of chances to score. It's relatively annoying that we conceded the equaliser with Frankfurt's first chance. We weren't effective in front of goal, nor at the back. The few chances Frankfurt had were enough to score two goals. That's why we are where we are now. We certainly didn't do everything right, but in terms of feeling, this is a game you win relatively often. It's not good, but that won't deter us going forward."

Robert Lewandowski:"It hurts that we didn't win today. We're all disappointed. We had many chances. We can learn a lot from the defeat."

Leon Goretzka: "We have to look at ourselves today. We didn't implement some things as well today as we have in recent weeks. It's not just our conversion of chances. We have to do better after the international break."

Reaction from the Frankfurt camp:

Oliver Glasner (Eintracht Frankfurt head coach):"I have to give the team huge credit for the way they fought today. I think the plan was quite good, to be relatively defensive and wait for moments to counter. We said beforehand that we would need a team performance and an outstanding goalkeeper, and that's what we had today. The boys threw everything at it to come off the pitch as winners. I'm delighted, of course."

Kevin Trapp (Eintracht Frankfurt goalkeeper): "It was a lot of work today. We defended very well. I don't think many believed that we would get something here today, especially when you've seen how Bayern have played last few weeks. We did very well and rode our luck a bit."

Martin Hinteregger (Eintracht Frankfurt defender): "I think every game at the Allianz Arena is intense. Bayern didn't ever give us any breathing space. They counter-pressed so well. It was very difficult for us. Nevertheless, we created a few scoring chances and fortunately we took them."

The match report: