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Thomas Muller was left feeling bitter after Bayern Munich were saddled “with the shambles” of another DFB-Pokal failure against Freiburg.The Bundesliga leaders slipped to a 2-1 defeat in the quarter-finals, after Lucas Holer’s 95th-minute penalty condemned them to a late loss.Dayot Upamecano had handed Bayern the lead in Thomas Tuchel’s second game in charge, before Nicolas Hofler squared matters in the first half.It means the club will miss out on the DFB-Pokal final for the third straight season, and Muller concurred the loss represented a blow to their pride.

“[There is] a certain bitterness,” he told Sky Sport Germany. “We’re eliminated. You can’t make amends anymore. You’re standing there with the shambles.

“It’s over again. Of course that scratches your sense of honour. Freiburg hardly had a chance to score, but if you lose in the end, you have to face the questions.”

The result means it is one win and one loss for Tuchel since he succeeded Julian Nagelsmann, having picked up a 4-2 win over Borussia Dortmund in his first game.Muller appreciated the need to adapt to their new coach, but still stressed the blow of their exit would linger, particularly with a rematch in the Bundesliga on Saturday.

“We [have] now had two games with a new coaching line-up,” he added. “Now, we’re emotionally down to earth. We have to manage that as a group.

“We will get back together on Thursday, we will try to improve. But now, there is disillusionment and brutal disappointment.”

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