Bayern Munich ragged Thomas Mueller has apologised to their followers and admitted the 5-0 thrashing at Moenchengladbach within the German Cup was the worst defeat he has skilled in the end of 13 years playing within the eminent purple shirt.
“We were picked besides A to Z within the first half,” the 32-year-vulnerable Mueller, who made his Bayern debut in 2008 and is impending 600 appearances for the Bavarian giants, told ARD.
“I create not know if I’ve ever skilled anything else luxuriate in that earlier than in an FC Bayern shirt. Now we resolve to apologise to our followers.”
A full-strength Bayern team was pole-axed Wednesday when Gladbach took the lead at Borussia Park with barely a minute long past.
After Kouadio Kone’s early goal, Algerian defender Ramy Bensebaini netted twice to get it 3-0 at half-time.
Bayern’s brilliant originate to the second-half was obliterated when Swiss striker Breel Embolo scored two immediate-fireplace targets.
Angry Bayern sports director Hasan Salihamidzic described the guests’ efficiency as “a collective blackout — we merely didn’t turn up”.
Gladbach followers started celebrating prolonged earlier than the ideal whistle as the tune ‘Oh, wie ist das schoen’ (Oh, how shapely here’s) echoed round the stands.
“Clearly, this was a shame for us,” added Mueller who mentioned the Bayern team sat apprehensive within the dressing room afterwards.
“We had loads planned. We tried to by hook or by crook defend stop ourselves up, but I create not judge you saw that on TV.”
Bayern had a substantial amount of off-arena distractions within the originate-up.
Head coach Julian Nagelsmann was sidelined at dwelling, maintaining apart after attempting out sure for Covid-19.
Defender Lucas Hernandez figured out the morning of the second-round cup tie that he’ll flee detention center in Spain despite violating a restraining portray in 2017.
Midfielder Joshua Kimmich has been heavily criticised within the German media after opting against being vaccinated for Covid-19.
Nonetheless, those components compose diminutive to present a terrible team efficiency as Bayern suffered their heaviest cup defeat in membership ancient past.
A backlash is predicted away on Saturday within the Bundesliga when Bayern play at Union Berlin, who are unbeaten of their closing 21 dwelling league games.
“Folk are extinct to us exhibiting a reaction after detrimental experiences. Nonetheless that is easy to express,” mentioned Mueller.
“Essentially, we are furthermore extinct to reacting otherwise after falling within the motivate of.”
Nagelsmann’s assistant coach Dino Toppmoeller promised improvement.
“We can with out a doubt resolve on to dwell with gloating and ridicule within the subsequent day or two. That is the industry,” he mentioned.
“Nonetheless we now resolve on to brush ourselves off and point to a reaction on Saturday. That can reach — for sure.”