Coach Thomas Tuchel and captain Thomas Müller from FC Bayern Munich showed themselves at a loss in their TV interviews after the 1: 3 defeat at FSV Mainz 05.
“It’s just too much happened for the team. They can no longer resist when things go wrong. It’s brutally difficult for us to get a key, a spirit together as a team. We can’t do that right now,” said Tuchel. FC Bayern had taken a 1-0 lead through Sadio Mané (31st), but then conceded three goals within just 14 minutes. Ludovic Ajorque (65′), Leandro Barreiro (73′) and Aaron Martin (79′) turned the game around for Mainz.
“We have the game completely under control and forgot to score the second goal. We’re not goal-oriented, we’re not clear enough,” said Tuchel, who, however, didn’t feel any “urgency phase” in Mainz, no rebellion in the stadium. “Then we get the balance out of absolutely nothing and have no energy to react to it. I don’t feel any energy to resist. And then it goes there. We can’t stand up anymore. It doesn’t work. I don’t know why. “
For Tuchel it was the third defeat in the seventh competitive game. Since taking office at the end of March, FC Bayern has been eliminated from the DFB Cup and the Champions League. After the bankruptcy in Mainz, Borussia Dortmund passed in the table.
Thomas Müller: “I’m a bit at a loss”
Müller has “no patent explanation” for the current situation: “I’m a bit at a loss.” In his opinion, the team was “knocked on” and lacked “absolute boss control, as we imagine it to be”.
Müller explained: “Today I realized that we no longer had the strength or energy to come back. The 3-1 broke our necks. We couldn’t cope with the last few weeks, which were also psychologically difficult, and the setbacks. “
After missing twice in the starting eleven against Manchester City, Müller was allowed to start again against Mainz – but he did not provide a recommendation for further appearances. “Our game is basically very flawed, including me personally,” said Müller. “I made a lot of mistakes today and was very unclean with the ball.”