The coach of the German record champion speaks of the defeat in the away game at TSG – and speaks clearly for his team.
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1: 4, the first competitive defeat in nearly ten months, defensively unusually vulnerable – for FC Bayern, the defeat at TSG Hoffenheim not only ended an impressive run, the Munich team also revealed unexpected weaknesses. Bayern coach Hansi Flick was not surprised by the bankruptcy: “It was clear we would lose one day,” the 55-year-old said after the game. “We are ticking off this game and we are still confident in our strengths.”
Because it also became clear: In the often tough performance against TSG, the current schedule of the Munich team also played a role – only three days earlier Bayern had the Supercup efforts around the exhausting 2: 1 after extra time against FC Sevilla in Budapest.
Flick didn’t want to criticize his professionals: “I can’t blame the team at all for their willingness and readiness.” And further: “The mentality after the 120 minutes on Thursday was great.” The schedule for FC Bayern remains tough – the national Supercup against Borussia Dortmund will be on Wednesday.