Bayern Munich coach Felix Magath admitted Sunday that he was unable to make it to his team's championship victory celebration on a Rhine River pleasure boat Saturday night because he drank too much on the bus ride there.
"I celebrated before we got there and wasn't able to make in on the ship," Magath told German television network WDR on Sunday before a training match in the western city of Bonn. "I had more than one too many."
Magath, an avid drinker of green tea, had not had any alcohol at all in the last six months, according to Bayern commercial manager Uli Hoeness. He told German television
Magath had three glasses of champagne and beer on the bus to Cologne.
"The three glasses of champagne and the beer had a devastating effect," Hoeness said, adding Magath had not eaten anything either before the celebrations. "He had quite a bit to drink."
"Because Felix has not had a drop of alcohol for more than half a year, he did not feel capable of celebrating any more after the bus ride to Cologne," Hoeness said, referring to Bayern's two-hour bus ride from Kaiserslautern Saturday after they clinched the championship with a 1-1 draw.