Hansi Flick refuses to blame Bayern Munich after their latest slip-up despite pointing out that both attack and defense exhibited weaknesses.
Bayern Munich’s 32-match unbeaten run across all competitions came to an end rather unexpectedly as they ended up losing 4-1 to Hoffenheim in Sunday’s Bundesliga outing.
The visitors found themselves trailing by two goals going into the half-time break and conceded two more, both by Andrej Kramaric, in the second half.
Despite its one-sided nature, the scoreline still did not completely reflect the brilliance of the Hoffenheim team, who sit atop the table having now won both of their matches of the 20/21 Bundesliga season.
The German champions looked far from their usual selves and the result will serve as a wake-up call for them, with the DFL-Supercup final against Borussia Dortmund up next.
“It was too easy for our opponents to create chances today. We weren’t as efficient in attack as usual,” said Flick after the full-time whistle at Rhein-Neckar Arena, via the club’s official website.
“But I think we got off to a good start. I can’t blame the team. They fought and did everything they could. I accept the defeat.”
Manuel Neuer shared a similar opinion as that of his manager saying that Bayern must learn from this defeat without making excuses.
“We won’t look for excuses, ” said Neuer. “That’s what awaits us this year. A match every few days, we know that. So we can’t talk about how tired we are, we must accept it.”