We had all imagined this to be absolutely different, because in the run-up there was hardly any reason to doubt that the Bayer would enter the third cup round with a home win against Karlsruhe. But then somehow it all turned out differently. I'm still not sure 12 hours later whether the defence or the attack lost the game.
It's indisputable that Karlsruhe's second goal was due to a goalkeeper's mistake, Lukas also clearly took that on himself in the interview. Let's take a look at the chances missed up front: Adli (10th, 12th). Amiri (19th), Adli (34th), Paulinho (60th). Iker Bravo (78th), Andrich (90.+1), Iker Bravo (90.+5). Normally, that should have been enough to at least get into extra time. A lack of coolness and being too playful in front of the opponent's goal are the key words and exactly the things that have to change quickly by Saturday.