Bayern Munich’s shocking loss to Holstein Kiel in the DFB-Pokal did not exactly have Thomas Müller in a joking mood during the postgame press gathering.
When reporter Valeska Homburg cracked a smile, while asking a question about the team’s mood, Müller was visibly irritated and temporarily lost his cool.
The initial exchange went down like this:
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...”
Realizing that his emotions got the best of him, Müller hit Instagram to apologize.
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
Sport Bild, however, hit the streets to track down Homburg and get her side of the story. Not surprisingly, Homburg just wants to move on and be better next time. The general awkwardness of the situation seems to have created the discomfort for everyone involved.
“He was full of adrenaline and so was I,” said Homburg. “That wasn’t a LAUGH, but a reflex to lighten the mood. Sorry about that, Thomas Müller.”