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Thomas Tuchel basically says “onward and upward” is the only way for Bayern Munich to shake off FC Saarbrücken induced malaise

Can Bayern Munich get it together for Der Klassiker?

1. FC Saarbrücken v FC Bayern München - DFB Cup: Second Round Photo by Stefan Matzke - sampics/Getty Images

How does a team shake off a massive disappointment on a Wednesday and quickly turn around for an incredibly difficult away match against its archrival on Saturday?

According to Bayern Munich coach Thomas Tuchel, you need a short memory and hope that there are no long-lasting effects.

“We can judge that later. We decide whether it affects us or not. At the moment we’re extremely disappointed — me, all of us. We have to gather all our strength now and make up for it on Saturday,” Tuchel told Sky (as captured by @iMiaSanMia).

How the team responds to this disappointment could go a long way to determining whether or not Tuchel has a proper handle on this group. A poor showing on the road in Der Klassiker could escalate any existing doubt about the coach that might already exist within the club.

If you’re not done wallowing in the misery of this loss, you can check out our postgame review/rant about Thomas Tuchel and the state of Bayern Munich at the moment. Listen to it below or on Spotify.

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