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Flick believes Bayern should move on after the Holstein Kiel defeat

Thu 14 January 2021 | 7:48

The Bavarians were beaten in a penalty shoot-out against a lower-tier side in the DFB-Pokal for only the second time after 2000.

The Champions League’s champions were on the brink of

DFB

Pokal’s

last-16 thanks to a stunning free-kick by

Leroy

Sane

until a 95th-minute equalizer by

Kiel’s

captain

Hauke

Wahl

extended the time to the extra-time.

Bayern

were stunned 6-5 on penalties following a 2-2 draw as

Kiel’s

Ioannis Gelios denied

Bayern’s

substitute,

Marc

Roca

.

"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,"

Flick

said.

"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 improve.

"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 shoot-outs, I don't blame Roca."

Bayern

star

Thomas

Muller

added

: "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 an upset that was looming from the off. We made mistakes when it came to the details and Kiel were pretty clinical, as they were in the shoot-out."


source: SportMob