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Tuchel sees "curious" bankruptcy and takes partial blame for debacle


Highlights: Tuchel sees "curious" bankruptcy and takes partial blame for debacle. Bayern team failed to put Bayer Leverkusen under pressure with the defeat. Alonso's team can move to six points with a win tomorrow. Munich's defense experienced a pitch-black day in Frankfurt. Bayern's individual criticism of the embarrassment in Frankfurt: There is a hail of sixes in the back four... A lot came together today, that's clear. Of course, that won't help if you want to come back, I prefer everything in one game. We're going to fight back."

Status: 09.12.2023, 20:56 PM

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FC Bayern go down 14-1 at Eintracht Frankfurt on Matchday 5 of the Bundesliga. Quotes from the game.

Frankfurt – FC Bayern suffered a bitter defeat at Eintracht Frankfurt on Matchday 14 of the Bundesliga. In the end, FCB went down 1-5 on the Main. Above all, Munich's defense experienced a pitch-black day.

Eintracht, on the other hand, are making an impressive comeback after four defeats in a row. The Munich team failed to put Bayer Leverkusen under pressure with the defeat. Alonso's team can move to six points with a win tomorrow. Quotes about the game:

Thomas Tuchel after the game on Sky on ...

... what FC Bayern did wrong: "We don't have many arguments when you have a week of training and then start like this. Of course, this also applies to me. We didn't play well and deserved to lose. It's a bit strange because we had good chances in the first half."

... whether the individual mistakes were the sticking point: "Sure. You can't concede five goals without making mistakes. That was the case today. We were punished harshly today."

... an explanation for the defeat: "We had a good week of training. But of course, we don't have many arguments now. We had eight or nine days to prepare the team and they were definitely not ready. That's why we have to ask ourselves why we started the game the way we did. The willingness, the toxicity, the energy it takes to win away games was certainly not there."

... whether he thinks the team underestimated the SBU: "No, I don't think so. We saw a very homogeneous, a very fast, a very good team from Eintracht, who play good football. We have pointed this out to the team several times. But of course, we're also in the same boat, the message didn't get across. There was no way it was what we wanted. We have to look at our own noses."

... Kimmich's contribution: "I think the team performance was simply inadequate today and I'm part of the team and that wasn't enough today. We'll analyse it critically with the team and then we'll move on."

... his reproach to himself: "If we have a week of training and play like this, then I can't sit down and say we did everything right. We expected a back four, they played with one, but on the match report sheet it looked like it was a back five. Maybe we put in too much information after the warm-up and took a bit of the focus away from what we actually wanted. The whole week was under the focus of being toxic. We really wanted to take that step in the season, especially at the break, to be toxic, but we definitely didn't bring that on the pitch."


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Thomas Tuchel and FC Bayern had a pitch-black day in Frankfurt. © IMAGO/Michael Deines/M.i.S.

Thomas Müller after the game on Sky about ...

... how the defeat can be explained: "We don't need an explanation at all. First of all, you have to congratulate Frankfurt, they deserved to win. Frankfurt was very effective, the first half hour they kind of took the edge off us. Then, of course, it becomes clear. Losing 5-1, there has to be a reaction, the anger engine has to go on."

... the individual mistakes: "That's clear. A lot came together today. Of course, that won't help if you want to come back. Basically, I prefer everything in one game. We're going to fight back, we're going to come back."

... Thomas Tuchel's reaction: "Stay internal. Otherwise, you might as well be filming in the cabin."

... the reaction of the fans: "The fans sang lyrics, it was about us standing together, whether we win or lose. We have to put the game behind us, but we have to step it up a notch or two so that we realise after the game that we have pushed ourselves to our limits. It's not that a good horse only jumps as high as it has to, we have to jump over it sometimes."

Dino Toppmöller after the game on Sky about ...

... the change in his team's performance: "We demanded a reaction from the boys. I wouldn't put it in the last few weeks: we've lost four games in a row and played really badly in the last two games. That's when we talked about it. And today we showed a reaction. We can assess the defeats correctly, but also the game today."

... the approach: "I put my hand in the fire for this team, they always step on the gas. Of the 23 games we've had, we've pushed ourselves to the limit 21 times. Just because it's not there twice now, I don't doubt the mentality of the team."

... the performance: "It was a great performance from the whole collective. I couldn't promise the team a result today, especially against the opponents. But I was able to promise her that if we were on fire from the first minute, the chance of winning the game increased."

... his conversation with Leroy Sané after the game: "I had a great relationship with him in Munich and a very high opinion of him. I just told him to keep doing this."

Thomas Tuchel, Bayern Munich coach, before the game on Sky about ...

... the challenge of keeping the rhythm: "We've been training intensively. We wanted to have the time a bit more stressful, but now it was very quiet. Very unusual, but good because we had a very good week of training. We were able to work on our processes and train at a very good level."

... whether he was happy about the long break: "Yes, of course. So we don't like it when others play in a competition where we're no longer in it, but basically we're happy about training sessions with an almost full squad."

... that you can surprise Toppmöller: "I don't know if it's about surprise. He has chosen a slightly different line-up than the last few games. They always play flexibly anyway. But that's also normal. That's also due to the role, because everyone plays an underdog role against us and football has become very flexible anyway. That's why we have to be flexible. We already have a few things that we can adjust in our structure, but we are already relying on our automatisms."

... the possibility of bringing Musiala back into the starting eleven: "No, it's too early. That's why it was clear that it wouldn't be possible for 90 minutes and then we have the option of him coming in at the end."

... on Choupo-Moting's preference over Müller: "He played a very good away game in Cologne. Now he's had a whole week of training and we've been very, very good at the front. He gives us the option. It's a decision for Choupo."

... an alleged phone call with Ronald Araújo: "I'm not going to comment on that in any direction. I also spoke to my mother on the phone, but there was no message. I'm just talking about our players."

Thomas Tuchel spoke to Sky before the game. © IMAGO/Jan Huebner

Dino Toppmöller, coach Eintracht Frankfurt, before the game on Sky about ...

... the elimination in the cup: "We didn't have time to analyse it in a big way. We know that we did very badly there and also against Augsburg. It wasn't what we imagined in terms of commitment and attitude."

... Reasons for the missing basics: "In 23 games so far, the basics have always been there, against Saarbrücken it just wasn't like that. That's why I put myself in front of the team. Anyone who has ever played football knows that this can happen. Today we want to do better."

... the belief that they can beat Bayern: "It's always part of life to be able to accept defeats from time to time. The key is how you react to it. The great athletes show themselves by showing a reaction to such a defeat. But we can't promise a result today, we're playing Bayern Munich, the best team in Germany."

... the line-up with Mario Götze: "In the last four games, Mario Götze has now been in the starting eleven for the third time. He was a bit out of rhythm because of the birth of his daughter, but he's a very important player for us. We're glad Mario is there, as is Robin. We expect these leaders to lead the way. "

... on his time at Bayern: "It was an extremely nice time and I'm very proud of it. I was able to celebrate my first championship there, even though that's normal for Bayern Munich. It was a lot of fun, but the time is over and now I'm at Eintracht, where I enjoy it just as much."

Source: merkur

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