VfL Wolfsburg goalkeeper Diego Benaglio acknowledged his side's first-half display had cost them their DFB Cup title as they were swept aside by FC Bayern München on Tuesday.
Benaglio was beaten three times inside 34 minutes at the Volkswagen Arena as Dieter Hecking's men found no answer to a rampant Bayern with Andre Schürrle's late strike no more than meagre consolation in a 3-1 defeat.
Diego Benaglio (Wolfsburg keeper): "We knew about Bayern's qualities. They were very efficient in terms of their chances, especially at the beginning when they almost steamrollered us. Our aim was to keep it open as long as possible, but if it goes the way it did, it's game over, especially in the first half."
Bas Dost (Wolfsburg striker): "We had many plans and prepared well. But in the first half, Bayern played the way they've been doing the entire campaign. We had no answer. It was frustrating."
Dieter Hecking (Wolfsburg coach): "We have to talk about the first half in private. You can't play like that. Bayern played well, but I would have liked to see more determination in one-on-ones. We know that if we play the best we can it would be more even than it was in the first half. It's our own fault."