Coach Thomas Tuchel has taken responsibility for FC Bayern’s sporting descent in recent weeks. The 49-year-old also commented on Julian Nagelsmann’s dismissal.
Five wins, four defeats, two draws, the end of the Champions League quarter-finals, the end of the DFB Cup quarter-finals and now possibly even the German championship lost: things have not been going well since Tuchel took over from Nagelsmann at the end of March around in Munich.
For comparison: Under Nagelsmann, Bayern had only suffered three bankruptcies in 37 competitive games. Nevertheless, the 35-year-old was relieved of his duties because the goals of the season were seen as being in jeopardy.
“It’s not always a request concert,” said Tuchel on Saturday evening after the 3-1 defeat against RB Leipzig ZDF sports studio when asked whether it was a mistake to join FCB in the middle of the season: “Sometimes the doors open when they open. Those responsible have made it clear that they will open now.”
It’s also “not about securing myself or running away from responsibility,” explained the coach from Krumbach and made it clear: “If we all lose these titles and I’m on the sidelines, then I’m responsible. I’ll take that also sporty on my cap, that’s very clear.”
Thomas Tuchel comments on the dismissal of Julian Nagelsmann
When asked about his predecessor Nagelsmann, Tuchel explained to the Picture meaningful: “If everything had been fine, there would have been no need to change coaches.”
Bayern Munich can now only hope that Borussia Dortmund will slip up at FC Augsburg (5:30 p.m. in LIVETICKER) or next Saturday against 1. FSV Mainz 05. At the same time, Munich will probably have to win their game at 1. FC Köln.
If this scenario does not occur, the German champions would not be called Bayern Munich for the first time in ten years.