Bayern Munich coach Hansi Flick does not blame his team that the bizarre series of victories has come to an end. The ‘Rekordmeister’ suffered a defeat (4-1) in the Bundesliga match against Hoffenheim on Sunday after 23 consecutive victories.
‘We have a great opportunity for revenge’
“I can’t blame my team. They fought and did everything they could,” said Flick, although he acknowledged that Bayern was not playing well. “We were not as effective offensive as we are used to and we gave away many opportunities.”
The last time Bayern lost points was on February 9 when a 0-0 draw against RB Leipzig and the previous defeat was on December 7, 2019 against Borussia Mönchengladbach (2-1). Flick is disappointed that the series is over.
“But we knew this would happen one day. It is important to forget this game quickly, because the next important game is coming soon.”
Flick, who became Bayern’s trainer in November 2019, is referring to the battle for the German Supercup on Wednesday in Munich against Borussia Dortmund. It should be the fifth prize for him, after the club from Munich in recent months under the leadership of the 55-year-old Flick became national champion, took the DFB-Pokal and won the Champions League and the European Supercup. “We have a great opportunity to take revenge on Wednesday.”
Hoffenheim is of course proud after the historic victory over Bayern. “This is a special moment and a special story,” said Alexander Rosen, technical director of the club. “Don’t forget that we lost 6-0 to Bayern in February. That makes this victory even more special.”
Bayern is lucky that title rival Borussia Dortmund already lost 2-0 to FC Augsburg on Saturday, so that ‘BVB’ also has only three points after two rounds. Hoffenheim and Augsburg are in the lead in the Bundesliga with six points.
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