Germany: DFB Pokal
(Pen: 6 - 5)
2 - 2
(2 - 2)(1 - 1)
Holstein Kiel
FC Bayern
F. Bartels (37), H. Wahl (90)
S. Gnabry (14), L. Sané (47)
By Rune Gjerulff@runegjerulff

Hansi Flick on Bayern's DFB-Pokal elimination: 'It's a shock'

Bayern München must put Wednesday's shock defeat against Holstein Kiel behind them, says head coach Hansi Flick.
Hansi Flick was left shocked by his Bayern München team's defeat on penalties to 2. Bundesliga outfit Holstein Kiel in the DFB-Pokal on Wednesday.

Much to the disappointment of Flick, the game went into extra time after Kiel found a late equaliser, and the 2. Bundesliga outfit eventually came out on top in a dramatic penalty shootout.

"It's a shock of course. We're very disappointed, we wanted to defend the treble. Taken altogether, it was down to details, the team showed great spirit. We were dominant, which was our aim. It's very annoying that we conceded the equaliser in the last second. We must congratulate Kiel, they made it a real cup fight, they were completely committed," said Flick.

"We must put it behind us and do things better. We must be more compact at the back. We must apply more pressure and be more solid when it comes to balls over the top. It's surprising, that's what the cup is like. Kiel defended well, their keeper turned in an outstanding performance."

Having now lost two games in a row, Bayern could get back on winning track when they take on Freiburg in the Bundesliga on Sunday.

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