Thomas Tuchel hit FC Bayern’s disappointing draw in the Bundesliga title fight very badly.
“We have to process that first. It’s definitely a big step backwards in terms of performance and conviction,” said the Munich coach after the 1-1 (1-0) win against TSG 1899 Hoffenheim.
“It was the moment to go one step further, to win the game with all your might, but also to show energy, to awaken energy in the stadium, to inspire fire and confidence,” said Tuchel before Wednesday’s quarter-final second leg in the Champions League against Manchester City. “We didn’t succeed in any of that. That’s not why we’re completely without a chance now, but the task, which is already extremely difficult, has definitely not become any easier.”
Four days after the 0: 3 in the Champions League at Manchester City, his team played against TSG 1899 Hoffenheim on Saturday “with a lot less energy”, with “a lot less speed, with less conviction”, said Tuchel on “Sky “. “With a lot of uncertainty and simple mistakes.”
They owed a lot, said Tuchel during the press conference.
FC Bayern benefits from BVB mistakes
Only because Borussia Dortmund conceded the equalizer to make it 3-3 at VfB Stuttgart in injury time did the Munich team keep their two-point lead over BVB in the table. “We have enough of our own construction sites, have enough to clarify. I’m not interested in what happens in other places,” said Tuchel. “We have to look at ourselves, be self-critical.” It’s not worth getting excited about other results.
Benjamin Pavard (17th minute) put Bayern in the lead. Andrej Kramaric (71st) scored the equalizer with a directly converted free kick.
“I felt the anger coupled with clear confidence. That we knew what to do,” said Tuchel. “We definitely missed a huge opportunity to put ourselves and our fans in the mood that will be needed.”