Bayern Munich midfielder Thomas Muller has come up with possibly the lamest excuse for their German Cup exit against Kiel.
Treble winners Bayern Munich suffered a shocking exit from the DFB Pokal last evening, losing on penalties to second-tier Holsten Kiel.
The German and European champions had the lead twice and conceded a 95th-minute equalizer, although Hani Flick picked almost his best squad available at the moment.
One of their most experienced players, Thomas Muller believes the Bavarians were simply unlucky.
At the end of the day we lost against the underdogs from Kiel,” he said via 101GreatGoals. “It may sound silly after such a defeat but lady luck wasn’t really on our side today.”
His coach admitted that the team is disappointed as they were hoping to defend all three trophies from last season.
“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 via beIN Sport.
“We were dominant, which was our aim. It’s very annoying that we conceded the equalizer 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.”
The German giants will not be involved in the DFB Pokal Round of 16 for the first time in over 20 years.