After the Freiburg loss
Wed, 05/04/23, 00:27
Thomas Tuchel: Obviously it's a huge disappointment
Despite a strong and at times dominant showing in their DFB Cup quarter-final tie with Freiburg on Tuesday, FC Bayern were undone by a last-gasp penalty. "It's obviously a huge disappointment," admitted head coach Thomas Tuchel after his side exited the competition. "The finishing, that final ball - we just lacked precision at the decisive moments," bemoaned Thomas Müller. fcbayern.com rounds up the rest of the reaction...
Reaction to the Freiburg loss
Thomas Tuchel: "Obviously it's a huge disappointment. I don't know if it's deserved, but that doesn't matter at the end of the day. There were phases in the game where we were good or even very good, but perhaps we lacked that cutting edge in front of goal. We didn't land our passes in the final third. Now we have to take in what's happened. It'll take a while to sink in, but we have to digest it and learn our lessons."
Thomas Müller: "It's tough to take. We're out and there's no going back. We know our cup hopes are over for another year and that hurts because we set out to achieve more. We didn't play badly and hardly gave Freiburg a sniff, but the finishing, that final ball - we just lacked precision at the decisive moments. Freiburg are always competitive and up for the fight, and work hard as a team. It's not easy against them."
Matthijs de Ligt: "I don't think we were good enough today. Sometimes it felt like we didn't want to take our chances or win the challenges. We had chances. Obviously it's especially tough to take when you concede in the last minute. It's a shame, but we have to look forward now."
Reaction from the Freiburg camp
Christian Streich (Freiburg head coach): "I'm obviously delighted we won. We needed a bit of luck. We played with passion and defended well. Our positional play was very good. One goal decided it in the second half. In the end, you just need luck to win here."
Nicolas Höfler (Freiburg): "It's extremely difficult to win in Munich. We all saw that with Dortmund a few days ago. We worked really hard, Bayern had a lot of possession. We had to do a lot of running. You could see how much we wanted it and believed. It's just brilliant to score a last-gasp winner from the penalty spot."
Lucas Höler (Freiburg): "I don't think it's quite sunk in. We played well from the start, our tactics were spot on. Then we conceded a silly goal from a set piece, but we all had a good feeling. So we told ourselves to keep going, a goal can always come. After the equaliser, it was largely about defending. We did that well and, in the end, got a bit lucky."
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