Thomas Müller Apologizes to Fans after Bayern Munich Huge Loss at German Cup
Thursday, 28-October-2021 21:00
JAKARTA, NETRALNEWS.COM - Bayern Munich veteran midfielder Thomas Müller has apologized to fans, and admitted that the 5-0 loss to Borussia Mönchengladbach in the German Cup was the worst defeat he has suffered in his 13 years playing for the team.
"We were outdone from A to Z in the first half," Müller told ARD, as quoted from AFP.
The 32-year-old German made his Bayern debut in 2008, and he is closing in to making 600 appearances for the Bavarian giants.
"I don't know if I've experienced anything like that before in an FC Bayern shirt. We have to apologize to our fans."
Bayern Munich, fielding a strong first team, was eliminated from the German Cup by Gladbach at Borussia Park on Wednesday (10/27/2021).
After Kouadio Kone's early goal, Algeria defender Ramy Bensebaini scored twice to make it 3-0 in the first half.
Bayern's brilliant start to the second half was halted when Swiss striker Breel Embolo scored two quick goals to make it 5-0 for Gladbach.
An angry Bayern Munich sporting director Hasan Salihamidzic described the visitors' performance as a collective blackout that didn't just happen.
Gladbach supporters began celebrating the win long before the final whistle as the song "Oh, wie ist das schoen" echoed around the stands.
"Of course, it's an embarrassment for us," added Müller, who said the Bayern team sat glued to the dressing room afterwards.
"We have a lot of plans. We are trying to bounce back, but I don't think you see it on TV."
Head coach Julian Nagelsmann did not accompany the players during the match, and was staying at home isolating after testing positive for COVID-19.
Meanwhile, German midfielder Joshua Kimmich has been heavily criticized by the German media after choosing not to be vaccinated against COVID-19.
However, these factors did little to explain the team's disappointing game as Bayern suffered their heaviest German League Cup defeat in the club's history.
The best result is expected in the Bundesliga on Saturday when Bayern play Union Berlin, who are unbeaten in their 21 home league games.
"People who are used to us show a reaction after a negative experience. But that's easy to say," Müller said.
"Normally, we're used to reacting differently after falling behind."
In addition, Nagelsmann assistant coach Dino Toppmoeller promises improvement.
"We certainly have to live and face the ridicule in the next day or two," said Toppmoeller
"However, we have to pull ourselves out of the way and show a reaction in Saturday's game. It will come, for sure." he added, as reported by Antara.
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