Bayern Munich’s 3-1 loss to Eintracht Frankfurt in the DFB Pokal final provided a bitter end to a season in which Jupp Heynckes’s revival fell just short in pursuit of another treble. Despite the heartbreaking exit from the Champions League and the underwhelming performance in the Pokal final, Bayern president Uli Hoeness feels that his club still had a good campaign, considering its underwhelming start.
Hoeness admitted (via kicker) that certain players need to step up in decisive moments:
We need one or two players to deliver their best performances in the important games and not (only) when playing against weak opponents. We’ll work on that.
Asked whether Hoeness would rule out a “mega-transfer” this summer, Hoeness responded, “yes.” According to him, he expects better from the players already on the roster. The task now is
to induce our players to play better than yesterday. We don’t have to do very much. Only minor tweaks are lacking.
Like everyone else involved with the club, Hoeness agrees that only one trophy to show for the season is not enough, especially in light of how comprehensively Bayern dominated the Bundesliga table. The performance against Frankfurt in the Pokal final, Hoeness feels, in no way defines Bayern’s season on the whole, and that Bayern deserved to come away with more than only one trophy in the end:
When you are so clearly German champion, when you are centimeters short of the Champions League final and in the DFB-Pokal final, then I won’t let this outstanding season turn into a bad one. With this relatively weak game by our team, an outstanding season has come to an end it did not deserve.