Thomas Tuchel has won his first game as Bayern Munich coach. In the 4-2 win over BVB on Saturday evening, however, he was very cautious on the sidelines – and then had an explanation ready.
During the course of the game, Tuchel very rarely appeared in his own coaching zone and immediately went into the dressing room after the final whistle. At the press conference after the victory over Borussia Dortmund, which put Bayern top of the table, the 49-year-old was asked why he hardly celebrated after the goals.
“It’s always different. Today I was very nervous, I don’t know why,” admitted Tuchel, who spoke of a “crazy situation”: “I didn’t know exactly where to find my assistant coach in the cabin and what the processes are like. It happened in quick succession and suddenly I was standing in the arena and was coaching FC Bayern in a league game.”
In general, the game “didn’t give up the lead,” said Tuchel. It’s also not appropriate to celebrate when a goalkeeper makes a mistake: “That’s why I was actually more concerned with what we could do better.” He found himself in the “observer role”.
Bayern President Herbert Hainer was also asked about his “sober” coach: “I wouldn’t say ‘sober’ now, but he’s not one to play around on the sidelines,” he said. Tuchel is “very analytically strong and structured. He’s incredibly professional, including in the dressing room, and does it very well.”