Bayern Munich’s shocking DFB-Pokal loss to a pesky and courageous Holstein Kiel side left fans of the Bavarians stunned and sad. For club legend Thomas Müller, the defeat was equally tough to stomach.
“The bottom line is that we lost to an underdog from Kiel, who put everything on the line,” said Müller, who was appreciative of Holstein Kiel’s fight and effort. “We clearly had more of the game and possession in the first half. We’ve been talking about conceding the first goal for some time. It’s very, very disappointing.”
Bayern Munich avoided giving up the game’s first goal, but still was not as sharp as anyone would have liked.
Müller’s discussion with the press after the game reportedly became somewhat contentious as the Raumdeuter thought reporter Valeska Homburg was laughing while asking Muller about the mood in the locker room. Müller was unhappy about the question (per AZ; Bild):
Müller: “What do you think the mood is? You’re laughing here now.”
Homburg: “I’m not laughing, I take that very...”
Müller: “Of course you laughed.”
Homburg then began again:
Homburg: “It is a long time since FC Bayern was knocked out so early. Have there been any attempts to explain it already?”
Müller: No, nothing at all yet. The mood is likewise so. We’re of course pissed off, as you of course can imagine. The mood is not good...”
Müller later took to Instagram to admit his frustration and also to apologize to Homburg:
The last minute shock is still in our limbs. Nevertheless, congratulations at this point to @holsteinkiel for advancing, which was a little lost in all the frustration earlier in the interview. @homburg_valeska, we both could have probably done a little better — no offense
Frustrated, angry, or whatever the case; the loss clearly had Bayern Munich out of sorts.