After a forced pause caused by extreme weather conditions, Bayern Munich fans could not wait to see their team in action this weekend.
The wait is over, and with it also the club’s unbeaten Bundesliga run for the season. In what seems to be a yearly reminder that the Bundesliga is not to be taken lightly, Bayern went and conceded five times against a ruthless and well-drilled Eintracht Frankfurt team. The spectators would be forgiven if they mistakenly thought Bayern was playing in red tonight.
Thomas Tuchel tried to explain the humbling defeat in the post-match interview (as reported by Sky Sport through @MiaSanMia on X): “We deserved to lose. It was a strange game. We won the xG, but Frankfurt did everything today. We didn’t play well, but the score was a bit strange. We don’t have many arguments. We’re all to blame when you have a whole week of training and then play like that.
“We had a good week of training, but we still weren’t ready. We have to ask ourselves why we started the way we did today. The willingness and eagerness to win a game away from home wasn’t there today.”
After reading the post-match comments, it’s still difficult to comprehend the defeat, as, for better or for worse, there was no feasible argument to explain it. Was it just a one-time fluke? A string of unfortunate, fixable mistakes? Or perhaps fans should consider the worst-case scenario, that the coach may be a little clueless about what was going on?
Either way, there are still three more games left until the much-awaited winter break, where Bayern is expected to reinforce the team, and here is to hope that the coaching team won’t need to be replaced midseason again.
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