The expected recovery at Bayer Leverkusen is only a few days after the league's victory at Bayern Munich.
When the coach Frank Schmidt from Heidenheim was still reading a lot of congratulations, the shamefaced Leverkusen was on the plane. The 1: 2 defeat in the cup last sixteen against the second division champion (read the match report here) had left deep marks on the Werkself.
Julian Brandt was angry
Especially the unquestionable performance in the second half caused helplessness and horror. "That was definitely a disappointment: if you miss such an opportunity, you do not deserve it", said international Julian Brandt, adding: "We were sloppy, we played the balls to the end, we went for it – no idea why, the way – I've rarely experienced that. "
Read a comment on the Bayer Leverkusen Cup here
Hacked is mentioned here in German football: bad game. Brandt did not want to say that the players attacked each other verbally.
Friday at FSV Mainz 05
Already on Friday (8.30 pm) Bayer has the opportunity to repair Mainz and probably again with top talent Kai Havertz. "That's why we can not do it for weeks," Brandt said, "but by no means may we look so lax."
Maybe it would be good, "that we have a match two days later, to forget that", said Peter Bosz. Until then, the disappointed Bayer coach has a lot of work to do.
Bayer Leverkusen with mentality problem
As was often the case, it was a mentality problem, as Brandt acknowledged: "Perhaps we had in our mind that we could finish the game by five, six percent less."