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Injury? Thomas Tuchel explains banking space by Thomas Müller



Injury?  Thomas Tuchel explains banking space by Thomas Müller

Thomas Tuchel explains the repeated decision against Thomas Müller. Matthijs de Ligt talks about the pressure at Bayern Munich ahead of their 2-0 win over Hertha BSC in the Bundesliga. Lothar Matthäus brings an old friend into play as Oliver Kahn’s successor. Michael Ballack criticizes a Bayern youngster. News and rumors about the record champions can be found here.

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FC Bayern Munich, News: Thomas Tuchel declares bank space for Thomas Müller

Veteran Thomas Müller was also back on the bench against Hertha BSC. But Thomas Tuchel not only justified this with sporting arguments. “Müller is lugging around a bit of back problems,” explained the coach after the 2-0 win: “He won’t be training tomorrow either, he needs a few days’ rest.” However, it was also a tactical decision.

Actually, he thought “that with Jamal as a tenth we have a little more runs in it”. The decision to leave Müller out wasn’t easy, but Tuchel was also hoping for an effect from the bench: “I could imagine if we didn’t manage to score early and have the chest solver that he would is a good changer who then comes in with confidence and maybe pushes a scoop over the line when the others are maybe already nervous.”

Müller was substituted on by Tuchel in the 61st minute when the score was 1-1. Although the 2014 world champion was not directly involved in either goal, Serge Gnabry scored the opening goal just eight minutes after being substituted on.

FC Bayern Munich, News: Matthijs de Ligt explains the special pressure situation

Matthijs de Ligt was satisfied after the mixed performance against Hertha BSC. “We’re very happy,” the central defender gave an insight into his feelings: “It was a difficult game for us. If Dortmund loses two points, you want to go into the game with enthusiasm and determination.” That in turn could also have been a problem on Sunday afternoon. “It’s always difficult with the pressure and tension,” said the 23-year-old.

After the 3-1 defeat in Mainz, they were “emotionally tired”. “With the body too, but more mentally,” said de Ligt: “Of course I spoke to the team and the coach. We said what we had to do. We have to win the championship with the whole team and today was the first Step.”

However, the Dutchman could not answer whether they are stable enough to win the last four games: “The most important thing is that we are stable and we use our qualities. We have to do everything as a team and have a good atmosphere.” Then the title is possible.

FC Bayern Munich, News: roll backwards? Lothar Matthäus brings Kahn’s successor into play

Lothar Matthäus has at Sky90 talked about a possible exit from Oliver Kahn – and brought an old acquaintance into play as his successor. “Just like with Uli Hoeneß, FC Bayern is an affair of the heart for Karl-Heinz Rummenigge,” explained the former national player: “He came to Munich from Lippstadt in the early 1970s and has been rooted here ever since. I could imagine Rummenigge again imagine for a certain time at FC Bayern as well as Hoeneß.”

While Hoeneß played an important role in the record champions even after his resignation as chairman of the supervisory board and president, Rummenigge withdrew almost completely. After all, Kahn’s predecessor sat in the stands against Hertha BSC to get an idea of ​​​​the sporting condition of Munich.

After the turbulent last few weeks, Kahn was increasingly criticized. Even an end in the summer seemed conceivable. The CEO himself spoke of staying beyond this season. “I think Kahn would like to stay because he hasn’t finished anything yet and I’m sure he has ideas,” commented Matthäus: “The only question is whether you’ll let him – and Oliver will definitely not make this decision alone.”

FC Bayern Munich, News: Michael Ballack criticizes FCB professionals

After the win against Hertha BSC, FC Bayern Munich received criticism from ex-professional Michael Ballack. “They have fulfilled their duty,” said the expert DAZN: “They didn’t do more. They didn’t make sure that they got more security. Hardly any player has improved individually.” When building up the game, the team is often too “sluggish and slow” because the safe pass is always chosen. “There was little movement there,” said Ballack.

And further: “There were too many players on the pitch who are simply not in shape.” During the game, the former captain of the national team had already noticed that Bayern would play “football”.

Ballack was particularly disappointed with Jamal Musiala and Sadio Mané. The former had to be accused “of not defending enough, doing too little, biting too little”. The 20-year-old “pulled himself out of the tight spaces where it hurts”. Mané, on the other hand, was “unfortunately a shadow of himself again”.

FC Bayern Munich: The remaining program in the Bundesliga

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31 VfL Wolfsburg (H) Werder Bremen (A)
32 Borussia M’Gladbach (H) Schalke 04 (H)
33 FC Augsburg (A) RB Leipzig (H)
34 Mainz 05 (H) 1. FC Cologne (A)