Is Tuchel really the guy the board wants to keep?
Bayern Munich lost 3-0 to Bayer Leverkusen in what could be their worst defeat under coach Thomas Tuchel to date and the manager has no one to blame but himself.
Citing poor decision-making and a loss of confidence as reasons behind the defeat, Tuchel had this to say about the match: “We had the whole week to prepare. We wanted to defend very high and we did that. I think we did it for a long time, but we also made incredibly bad decisions, especially after winning the ball. Then we lost confidence.” (@iMiaSanMia)
Viewers could be forgiven for thinking Bayern had never scored a goal under Tuchel before, as it looked like Harry Kane would have to back up even further and take the gloves off Manuel Neuer if he wanted to touch the ball.
Despite not looking like a team capable of challenging for the Bundesliga 2 title, let alone competing that night with Xabi Alonso’s incredible Bayer Leverkusen, Tuchel is clinging to his belief that Bayern can win the league.
How to capture through @iMiaSanMia In his post-match interview, Tuchel spoke about Bayern’s chances of winning the title: “We are not going to throw in the towel on any matchday. For us the gap has changed, but the approach has not. “We have to move forward, we have to improve and live up to the standards that Thomas (Müller) has also formulated.”
In the end, Tuchel acknowledged that he was to blame for the performance, saying: “I take responsibility for the tactical approach to the game and it goes without saying that I have to take the blame today. We had a whole week to prepare and my job is to come up with ideas and convince my players of that approach. Unfortunately, today didn’t go well; It is not the first time nor will it be the last in my career as a coach. We prepared well for a week and expected a lot from ourselves, but in the end we return home empty-handed.” (@iMiaSanMia)
While it is good to see Tuchel being level-headed in identifying the main problem with the match, the performance raises serious questions about his ability to continue as Bayern head coach.
Are you looking for a more in-depth review of the game or do you just want to sink into our misery? Then check out our post-game podcast! Chuck and INNN talk about Tuchel’s shortcomings and why Bayern Munich were outplayed by Bayer Leverkusen. Listen below or on Spotify.
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