Bundesliga week 5
Bayern Munich conceded the first defeat of the season in Bundesliga to Hertha Berlin.
The Bavarians conclude a very bad week where they lost two points at home against Augsburg and then were unable to fin the net in Berlin.
Coach Kovac remains calm despite the loss:
“The conversion rate is one of the reasons why we lost. Besides, we conceded two goals we shouldn’t have allowed. We mustn’t concede a penalty like this, we made a tactical mistake before the second goal. If you make mistakes you get punished, that’s the way it is at this level.
Still, we turned in a decent display. It’s hard to find an explanation. We must convert our chances, but we mustn’t start to decry everything. It just happens. Those who know FC Bayern will know we won’t accept it and do everything to return to winning ways.”
Goalkeeper Manuel Neuer:
“We weren’t 100 percent alert in the first half, we turned in a different display in the second half. Then you saw we absolutely wanted to win the match. Of course our conversion rate is a big issue, you also saw it in our last match.
You just have to put it in up front, that’s football. It was missing again today. At half-time we were confident that if we score a goal in the second half we have a chance to turn the tide.”
Pal Dardai (Hertha Berlin coach):
“I’m very satisfied. Our back four, our pressing game in midfield, the compactness we’ve been having for years: the lads are doing a good job. It’s just discipline. The secret is to play well at the same time and have possession against Bayern.
We showed that today. We scored beautiful goals. Bayern upped the pressure towards the end of course, they’re all world-class players. But I think we deservedly won today.”