FC Bayern has handed Borussia Dortmund the German championship on a silver platter. A Bayern star describes the mood in the FCB dressing room after the game.
Munich – Thomas Tuchel has been in charge of FC Bayern Munich for less than two months, so there shouldn't have been so many opportunities for the coach to be disappointed with his team.
|Matthijs de Ligt|
|Date of birth:||August 12, 1999 (age 23)|
|Association:||FC Bayern Munich|
|Market value:||75 million (source: transfermarkt.de)|
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However, since everything is completely different at Säbener Straße this season and the Munich team is also losing games this season that they would never have lost in previous years, Tuchel was once again more than at a loss on Saturday after his team's 1-3 defeat against RB Leipzig.
This was the case for the first time after the defeat in Mainz (also 1-3) at the end of April. Then, as now, the Bayern coach found no explanation for his team's performance, which once again collapsed completely after conceding an unnecessary goal.
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"When you play so far below your own level and it's constantly decreasing, then you have a hard time winning games," said the 49-year-old, visibly after the Leipzig game on Sky. Why is the level dropping? "I don't know," Tuchel said.
Even at the press conference that followed, Tuchel sometimes talked himself into a rage and yet found no answer to why. His players also seemed perplexed in the catacombs of the arena. "I don't know", "hard to explain" or "hard to say" could be heard.
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Matthijs de Ligt described the situation in the Bayern dressing room shortly after the final whistle in the mixed zone. "The mood is very bad," said the Dutchman, also perplexed by Bayern's performance in the second half: "It's not easy to say. Of course. Dead."
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It is understandable that the Bayern stars are dejected after such a defeat. The Tuchel team has served Borussia Dortmund the German championship on a silver platter and tied a small bow around it. "The players are super disappointed and are asking themselves a lot of questions," said Oliver Kahn in the belly of the Allianz Arena.
Matthijs de Ligt called the mood in the Bayern dressing room "dead" after the Leipzig game. © IMAGO/kolbert-press/Christian Kolbert
Even a revival of the dressing room will not crown FC Bayern champions this season
Remarkably, the chairman of the board was the first to make his way into the mixed zone. The CEO also wants to go in search of the why in the coming days. "We have to answer these questions about why this is happening to us," said Kahn: "But even more we have to answer the question of why we didn't have anything to counter (after the 1-1 equaliser, editor's note)."
Even a revival of the dressing room will not crown FC Bayern champions this season if BVB wins on Sunday evening at FC Augsburg, who have almost certainly been saved since this matchday.
However, this season has already shown that everything is different this time. Maybe that still gives us a little hope. (smk)
Florian Schimak reports from the Allianz Arena