Hansi Flick insists the German and European champions must move on



Hansi Flick was “very disappointed” by Bayern Munich’s shock DFB-Pokal defeat to Holstein Kiel, but the head coach insisted the German and European champions must move on.

In the second round on Wednesday, DFB-Pokal holders Bayern sensationally crashed out, shocked 6-5 on penalties after a 2-2 draw against second-tier Kiel after extra time.

Bayern, who were on the verge of the last 16 thanks to Leroy Sane’s magnificent free-kick at Holstein-Stadion, where Serge Gnabry’s opener had been canceled by Fin Bartels, was thwarted by a 95th-minute equalizer.

After Ioannis Gelios denied Bayern replacement Marc Roca, Bartels stepped up to complete the extraordinary upset-the winners of the Bundesliga and Champions League beat for just the second time after 2000 in a penalty shoot-out against a lower-tier side in the DFB-Pokal.

“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,” said Flick.

That was our goal, we were dominant. It’s very annoying that in the last second we conceded the equalizer. We have to applaud Kiel, they made it a real cup battle, they were committed. We have to put it behind us and improve.

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