Bayern Munich goalkeeper Manuel Neuer was not happy with his team’s effort or performance during a 2-1 loss to Eintracht Frankfurt in the Bundesliga.
Neuer, who was victimized by poor defending in giving up two goals, would love to see the squad learn from its mistakes and grow. Against Die Adler, however, he saw more of the same problems that have been plaguing the squad at varying points throughout the season.
“We didn’t learn from the Bielefeld game, and that’s not enough against a team like that,” said Neuer (as captured by Tz). “We have to be wide awake from the start. It was good in the second half. If we play like that from the start, we’d have won here.”
It is true that Bayern Munich looked flat and lethargic to start the game. Ultimately, that lack of energy cost the Bavarians in a big way as they dug themselves into a 2-0 hole of which they could not recover.
There are many reasons why Bayern Munich was lacking early on. A lack of cohesion among the starters, too many injuries/illnesses, limited focus, numerous mistakes on the ball, poor positioning, etc. Still, Bayern Munich can ill-afford to have all of those factors be present at one time — especially against a red-hot team like Eintracht Frankfurt.