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Bayern Munich’s Thomas Tuchel laments sleepy first half effort after 2-2 draw with RB Leipzig

The boss man did not like what he saw in the first half from Bayern Munich.

RB Leipzig v FC Bayern München - Bundesliga Photo by Ulrik Pedersen/DeFodi Images via Getty Images

Bayern Munich coach Thomas Tuchel was not a fan of what we saw from his team during the first half of its 2-2 draw with RB Leipzig.

With the Bavarians down by two goals entering halftime, the coach was a bit livid.

“The mentality, the spirit, the speed of the game - all were much better after the break. That’s why we deserve the comeback. We started very well and had a huge chance after two minutes. Then we made a lot of mistakes and were too static. Maybe (the fault) was in the plan,” Tuchel said (as captured by @iMiaSanMia). “I assume responsibility, it’s not a problem. Individually, we were too sloppy with the goals we conceded. With Poulsen, I have no idea why Kim left the challenge. Upa opened up the space for Openda. We basically scored for them ourselves. The second goal wasn’t even a corner, then Ulle underestimated the ball.”

Tuchel also admitted to getting animated during his halftime talk.

“It was a bit more emotional today. Usually not. But today was also about pride, reaction and character. We had already lost twice in a row against Leipzig and needed a reaction,” Tuchel said.

In what might be an exclusive, BFW has obtained footage from Tuchel’s locker room tirade (insert wry smile):

Looking for more thoughts and analysis after Bayern Munich’s come-from-behind 2-2 draw against RB Leipzig? Then give a listen to our Postgame Show featuring Cyler and Marcus as they break down everything on the match — the good and the bad. Check it out on Spotify or below:

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