CEO Oliver Kahn reacted with great disappointment to FC Bayern Munich’s defeat against RB Leipzig on Sunday evening and criticized the German record champions’ team.
“We didn’t do it intelligently. We got a 1-1 lead, which I’ve seen so seldom. We lead 1-0, have a corner kick and let ourselves be countered,” said Kahn. “Then it was 1-1, but we still had plenty of time to make it 2-1. But I didn’t have the feeling that we still had enough in the tank to beat Leipzig.”
Bayern gambled away Serge Gnabry’s 1-0 lead in the second half and lost 3-1 thanks to a goal from Konrad Laimer on the counterattack and penalties from Christopher Nkunku and Dominik Szoboszlai.
Kahn also didn’t have an explanation for the slump after the break: “It’s happened a few times this season where you have the feeling that everything collapses when the situation gets difficult, when resistance arises,” says the 53-year-old, who has been criticized since Julian Nagelsmann changed coaches to Thomas Tuchel at the end of March.
Oliver Kahn: “It’s not over yet”
The defeat could cost Bayern the lead on Sunday if pursuers Borussia Dortmund win at FC Augsburg.
“It’s bitter. It’s not in our own hands anymore. We depend on results elsewhere,” said Kahn. “But it’s not over yet. It’s over when the referee has called off the game in Cologne. We’ll do the devil and give something away.”
At the end of the season, FC Bayern has to play at 1. FC Köln next weekend. At the same time, Borussia Dortmund receives Mainz 05. Then the decision about the championship is made. RB Leipzig has secured participation in the Champions League thanks to the success in Munich.
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