'It's not the end of the world' – Heynckes calls for Bayern calm following Nurnberg draw

Jupp Heynckes has played down the significance of Bayern Munich’s 1-1 draw with 10-man Nurnberg in the Bundesliga on Saturday, claiming that it is “impossible” to win every match.

Mario Mandzukic’s third-minute opener was cancelled out by Markus Feulner shortly after the restart, and although Timo Gebhart received a red card for the hosts, the league leaders were unable to find a winner.

“It’s not the end of the world. It’s just not possible to win every game. We can live with the draw,” the coach told reporters.

“After taking an early lead, we failed to make it two or even three. Obviously, we conceded the equaliser at a bad moment psychologically.”

Meanwhile, Bastian Schweinsteiger and Manuel Neuer reflected on the final outcome of the Stadion Nurnberg clash, and both players agreed that it was a case of two points dropped rather than one gained.

“It wasn’t easy,” the midfielder commented. “We had some good openings, but the final ball went astray and we took some wrong decisions.

“We definitely should have scored a second. That would have calmed things down a lot, but then we went and gifted them a goal.”

The goalkeeper added: “It was a tough one for me, because Feulner’s shot wobbled and my line of sight was blocked. He hit it very well. We’re annoyed about dropping two points here.”

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