FC Bayern | Criticism from Lothar Matthäus: “Thomas Tuchel did the worst thing”

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“That’s always the worst,” says Matthäus about Tuchel’s work

Status: 19.02.2024 | Reading time: 3 minutes

“FC Bayern last managed to lose three games in a row in 2015”

FC Bayern is slipping even deeper into the crisis: against VfL Bochum they suffered their third competitive defeat in eight days. “Now we have to wait and see what happens against Leipzig,” says WELT reporter Paul Klinzing in Munich.

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FC Bayern is reeling after three defeats in a row, but Thomas Tuchel remains in office after public statements from the Munich bosses. Of course, the debate about the coach doesn’t prevent that. It is also led by Lothar Matthäus.

FC Bayern has had a “week of forgetting,” as Thomas Müller put it. Three away games, three defeats: The German championship has become a long way off given the eight points deficit to Bayer Leverkusen, and after the defeat at Lazio Rome there is also a risk of an early exit in the Champions League. Thomas Tuchel received a job guarantee, even if, in Lothar Matthäus’s opinion, he made many wrong decisions.

Matthäus particularly criticizes the treatment of his players on the football show “Sky90”. “Thomas Tuchel hasn’t necessarily motivated his players in the last six or seven months, but rather he has sometimes questioned them, and that’s always the worst.”

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It’s not about any professionals, but rather about the leading players Thomas Müller, Joshua Kimmich and Leon Goretzka, “who have been involved in the great successes of the last five to ten years.” Tuchel shouldn’t find a real connection to this trio – also because He shouldn’t be convinced by the national players in terms of play.

Dreesen doesn’t believe in “monstrous trainer statements”

The constant questioning can hardly be stopped, said Matthäus. The same applies to the collaboration with Matthijs de Ligt, who once moved to Munich as the new head of defense but never filled this role. His relationship with Tuchel is also said to be tense. “You need these players. You can talk to players, you can explain to them why they sit on the bench.” But even with the four professionals in the starting line-up, FC Bayern lost to VfL Bochum on Sunday (2:3). .

Despite the sporting decline, the Munich management expressed their confidence in the coach. Bayern’s CEO Jan-Christian Dreesen initially struggled after the defeat at VfL Bochum. He “doesn’t think anything of these monstrous statements of support for the coach,” but when asked whether Tuchel would still be Bayern coach next week, he said clearly and clearly: “Of course.” The Munich team will meet next Saturday evening ( 6.30 p.m./Sky) on RB Leipzig.

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Thomas Tuchel only knows one recipe

But Tuchel himself also knows that the discussions surrounding him will increase significantly despite the job guarantee. Dreesen’s confession was “of course nice,” said the 50-year-old: “I doubt whether it helps that the discussions don’t take place.” And then he added directly to the journalists: “But that’s not a problem. You can do that. That’s the deal.”

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The discussions about him and his job have been going on “for what feels like the whole season. Even when we won games,” Tuchel said almost defiantly: “For a few weeks now, I’ve reached the point where it no longer affects me. I focus on what I can influence. That’s the only recipe I know.”


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