Hecking: We deserve to be eliminated

VfL Wolfsburg manager Dieter Hecking admitted his side deserved to be eliminated following a 3-1 defeat to Bayern München in the DFB Pokal on Tuesday night.

Douglas Costa fired the Bavarians in front after just 15 minutes before Thomas Muller added a brace of goals, putting the visitors in a commanding position heading into the half-time break.

Die Wolfe produced an improved performance after the half-time interval, but were only able to pull one goal back as Andre Schürrle netted a consolation goal at the death.

Hecking bemoaned his side's first-half display, and admitted they could have no complaints.

"Bayern deserved the win, there is nothing to discuss there," Hecking told his club's official website. "We had envisaged a very different first half, but München caused us some real problems with their exceptional passing game and pace on the wings.

"We wanted to keep the match open for as long as possible, but we made too many mistakes that you can't afford to make against any opponent, let alone Bayern, and those errors were immediately punished.

"In the second half we were a little more present, but on the whole, we weren't good and deserve to be eliminated."