Bayern Munich coach Ottmar Hitzfeld admitted his side got what they deserved when they crashed to a 3-2 home defeat to Deportivo La Coruna at the Olympiastadion.
Bayern’s loss was their first at home in the Champions League since a 1-0 defeat to Gothenburg in 1997, a run stretching to 30 games. In a tough group alsoo containing Milan and Lens, Bayern are now under pressure to qualify for the next stage.
‘I’m very disappointed. Our defeat was fully deserved,” Hitzfeld said.
“We gave Deportivo two goals with poor defending,’ he added. ‘We didn’t concentrate enough and were playing for the offside, which cost us.
“We were able to put them under more pressure in the second half, but the third goal came as a real blow and it was tough after using so much energy to come back. Apart from 20 minutes in the second halfwe were unable to dominate the match. With performances like this we will not get far in the Champions League against top Spanish sides.”
Javier Irureta: “This win was deserved and it came against one of the best teams in the game. We can be proud of this but it is just the beginning.
“Despite all the injuries we had for this match, the team held on and produced another fine performance”, Irureta said. “We were better than Bayern inthe first half and deserved to win this match”. “And should we add than we scored three goals past the world’s best goalkeeper?”, Irureta underlined with pride.