Five games before the end, the tree burns at record champions FC Bayern. The pressure on the players is enormous, as the Munich team can no longer afford to slip up in the title fight with BVB. This is probably one of the reasons why coach Thomas Tuchel is isolating his team from the duel against Hertha BSC (Sunday, 3:30 p.m.).
“Spy fear” is going around at FC Bayern, according to “Bild” on Friday afternoon. Because: Before the training session in the morning, Thomas Tuchel ordered that the opaque tarpaulins and blinds be lowered. Outsiders therefore had no insight into the secret game preparation of Munich.
That measure is actually only used by the German record champions before games against top opponents. The training session, with the exception of the final training session, can usually be viewed – especially when it comes to the bottom of the table in the Bundesliga. A win against Hertha BSC, currently the number one relegation candidate, no longer seems to be a matter of course in Munich, as “Bild” emphasized.
At the matchday press conference, Nagelsmann’s successor, under whom FC Bayern was eliminated in the quarter-finals of the DFB Cup and the Champions League, said his team was very unsure: “Nothing is easy for us at the moment. We want that Play the game at eye level and have to deliver now.”
Tuchel demands against Hertha BSC: “We have to step it up a notch”
After the precarious 1:3 draw against Mainz 05 on the previous day, Tuchel ordered his exhausted team three days off. “It was the right measure to get some distance. That’s why we only had the start of the week the day before yesterday and two good training sessions yesterday. The situation is more difficult, but not hopeless,” said the 49-year-old at the media round.
Against Hertha BSC he now demanded: “We have to step it up a notch.” FC Bayern is one point behind Borussia Dortmund.