Bayern Munich coach Thomas Tuchel was not going to take Union Berlin lightly before tge game was cancelled due to snow.
The Bavarian boss knew that new coach Nenad Bjelica is someone who can toss some troublesome wrinkles over at Bayern Munich.
“They’ve changed the formation to a 4-1-4-1. You can’t read too much into the game [against Braga] because there was an early red card. We’ll also look at games involving the clubs he’s coached previously. We have to focus on ourselves and do things better. We want to take it up a notch. The main attention is on us,” said Tuchel (as captured by @iMiaSanMia).
One thing Tuchel probably was not going to pay attention to is any call for a rotation. The boss says his team does not need it.
“We didn’t even need it against Copenhagen. We had enough time from Friday to Wednesday. We won’t have any more stress issues until the winter break. We want to win every game we play. Union Berlin is on Saturday (Editor’s note: Well, maybe not). The fact that we don’t have a midweek game next week doesn’t make us happy, but we already knew that the evening after the defeat in Saarbrücken,” said Tuchel. “The rotations we did (against Copenhagen) were mostly forced. Mathys Tel started out of solidarity. Leroy Sané will start again tomorrow, that’s beyond doubt. There won’t be too many surprises in the lineup. We have to make sure we go back to winning ways. The last two home games against Heidenheim and Copenhagen weren’t our best games. We have to increase the pace on the pitch.
Jamal Musiala, Kim Min-jae, Noussair Mazraoui, (Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting, were all expected to return to the squad before the snow ruined all of the fun.
Looking for some thoughts and analysis on Bayern Munich’s big match against Union Berlin before it got cancelled by snow? Check out our Preview Podcast on Spotify or below:
If you heart just isn’t in it because of the cancellation, give our Weekend Warm-up Podcast a try: