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Tuchel on the verge of elimination? Bayern coach gives the answer live on TV


Highlights: Tuchel on the verge of elimination? Bayern coach gives the answer live on TV.. As of: February 20, 2024, 7:23 p.m CommentsPressSplit After two bankruptcies in a row, FC Bayern also lost out in the Bundesliga duel in Bochum. The 2023/24 season is slowly but surely turning into a catastrophe for FC Bayern. Thomas Tuchel urgently wanted to make amends after the bitter defeats against Bayer Leverkusen and Lazio Rome.

As of: February 20, 2024, 7:23 p.m

By: Stefan Schmid




After two bankruptcies in a row, FC Bayern also lost out in the Bundesliga duel in Bochum.

The voices for the 22nd matchday of the Bundesliga.

Bochum – The 2023/24 season is slowly but surely turning into a catastrophe for FC Bayern.

After the bitter defeats against Bayer Leverkusen (0:3) in the Bundesliga title fight and Lazio Rome (0:1) in the Champions League round of 16, Thomas Tuchel urgently wanted to make amends.

Bayern had to cope with another bitter defeat against VfL Bochum (read here in the ticker).

We summarize the voices surrounding the game here.

Thomas Tuchel (FC Bayern coach) after the game on DAZN about...

… his assessment of the defeat:

“I don’t think today’s defeat was fair, I think a lot went against us today.

I think we have an xG value of 3.4 and we have four, five, six top-class chances.

We completely dominated the game and actually fell behind out of nowhere.

We never stopped putting in the effort until the end and then played outnumbered for a long time.

A lot went against us today.

I feel the defeat today is different than the last two.”

… the increasing pressure on his team:

“This happens with every defeat.

The “how” is crucial, the “how” was ok today.

That's why today's 90 minutes differ greatly from the second half at Lazio or the game at Leverkusen.

Today was a bit of Murphy's Law.

Anything that could go wrong went wrong today.”

… the utilization of chances:

“I think in an away game in Bochum, if you show respect to the opponent and see that we have lost two games, we created some top-class chances today.

Harry's chance in the first half may also be the deciding factor if he finishes with a touch instead of going further.

Then we have a huge chance from Leroy.

It shouldn't be today.

After the break, I don't know whether we lost some tension or the Bochum team shook up.

Overall, we performed differently today than in Leverkusen and Lazio.

We never stopped, never stopped trying.”

… Upamecano:

“We haven’t spoken yet.

This is of course extremely bitter.

Today he was actually only scheduled to play 30 minutes, then Nous (note: Mazraoui) has to go out and then Upa is the last option as a right-back.

He then made life difficult for himself with a yellow card, but then he was good in the game and played a very good game in this position.

But then of course the scene (note: penalty caused by Upamecano).

That's not a punch, it's a jumping movement, not a punch, it spreads wide, but a penalty is quickly decided.

What about our penalty?

(smugly:) No... there wasn't anyone there.

It looked a little worse in live than in the replay on Upa, but well the elbow is up.”

Tuchel on the verge of elimination?

Bayern coach gives the answer live on TV

… whether he blames his players:

“No, not today.

I believe if we play the same game again, we will win it.”

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…the chances of winning the championship:

“Not really that realistic, but we believed in it until the end last season and that’s why we’ll keep it that way.

But of course the prerequisite is that we find our way.”

… the belief that he and his coaching team can turn things around:

“If you ask me, yes.”

A frustrated Thomas Tuchel saw an undeserved defeat against Bochum.

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Leon Goretzka (FC Bayern player) after the game on DAZN about...

… the defeat in Bochum:

“It feels like a horror film, everything is going against us at the moment.

Of course we can stand up and say that we started the game well.

But now you feel stupid to limit yourself to half an hour.

In the end we tried everything, so you can’t blame us.”

… belief in the German championship:

“Right now it’s hard to believe in it.

It's not even the question we should be answering right now.

We should find our performance again.”

… the mistakes against Bochum:

“We make individual mistakes and there are too many of them.

The 1:1 is like in Bochum's textbook, that's exactly how they play football.

We had previously thought about an answer for this, but couldn't find it at the moment."

… a possible mental problem:

“Of course it doesn’t help if you lose three games in a row as FC Bayern.

But I want to not let it influence me.”

Thomas Letsch (coach VfL Bochum) after the game on DAZN about...

… his feeling after the victory:

“It feels good.

It always feels good to win.

Regardless of whether it is Bayern.

I'm happy that it's Bayern today because they're a team with enormous quality and if you win there, you can't have done everything wrong."

Kevin Stöger (VfL Bochum goalscorer) after the game on DAZN about...

… his penalty against Manuel Neuer:

“I waited a long time, I wanted him (note: Manuel Neuer) to take the first step.

He didn't, so I had to decide at the last moment.

He was inside.

It wasn't the most confident or beautiful penalty, but in the end there are two penalties: a good one that's in there and a bad one that's not in there."

Thomas Tuchel (FC Bayern coach) before the game on DAZN about...

… the past few days:

“It wasn’t nice.

Waking up after a defeat is not nice and overall it was a busy week with a lot of away trips.”

… his head:

“He works in a solution-oriented manner.

The mind thinks about what we can do better and what is within our power to influence and nothing else.”

… the coach’s question:

“It doesn’t make sense for me to think about it.

One hundred percent not.”

… the current goal drought:

“The week is absolutely modest, we wanted it to be different.

Overall, I think the mood is as if we were in the relegation zone.

I don't care either, it really doesn't matter.

We're not going to ruin everything internally because we wasted two games.

We are very self-critical of ourselves, everyone can be sure of that.

We try to do better the things we didn’t do well.”

… Harry Kane:

“I talk to Harry Kane, but he doesn’t need any special treatment.

He's been doing what he's been doing for 15 years and that's scoring goals.

There was definitely a week where he didn't score.

Of course we talk to him, of course.

We do everything we can to push our players.

Harry knows how to deal with it.

We have to do a better job of finding and integrating him overall.”

… the match plan:

“I don’t know if Bochum will play like they always do.

That would be man-to-man all over the pitch, especially against our six in the build-up game.

Then we definitely need a passing station up front.

We also have to look for Harry more up front and involve him more in the game, that's his great strength, then we've always been good.

We didn't do a lot of things well last week and were punished for it.

It wasn't all catastrophic either, the initial phase in Leverkusen, the first half hour at Lazio.

We didn’t get the results we wanted.”

... Leroy Sané:

“Leroy has been struggling with pain in his patellar tendon for weeks.

He has now tormented and tormented himself, the same with Upa (note: Dayot Upamecano).

It was clear that we wouldn't be able to play three games a week, and that was almost clear to me with Leroy.

After the pain in the final training session yesterday was so great, we said it didn’t make any sense.”

… the use of Choupo-Moting:

“Just having a partner for Harry Kane.

Let’s see what happens.”

Was given a time-out against Bochum.

According to Tuchel, Dayot Upamecano has been suffering from pain for a long time.

© IMAGO / Sven Simon

Thomas Letsch (coach VfL Bochum) before the game on DAZN about...

… his feeling before the game:

“With a better feeling than in the away games.

There is always something special here.

The weather suits it.

It doesn't really matter whether Bayern or someone else comes.

We are excited and looking forward to the game.”

… the tactics against Bayern:

“We have a lot of speed up front with Takuma Asano, Moritz Broschinski and Antwi-Adjei.

We want to play that out too.

This means that when we stand lower, we start switching movements.

At the same time, the three of them are really very intense in their approach.

That's not nice for any team and not for Bayern today.

That’s the plan behind it, we want to approach it offensively and definitely set an example with three strikers.”

… possible fan protests:

“I have to say, it’s a bit annoying.

I understand protests to a certain extent, but it shouldn't get out of hand now.

Everyone knows about the opinion from the fansite.

In the end it's about us playing football.

We didn't prepare much for it.

We managed quite well against Stuttgart, but it's not like we've made a plan now.

For me the difficult thing isn't even the physical one, it's more the mental one.

There is a fan friendship, they should cheer us on and create a good atmosphere.”




Source: merkur

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