Following Bayern Munich’s shocking 5-1 defeat to Eintracht Frankfurt, manager Thomas Tuchel openly acknowledged the multitude of errors that plagued his team’s performance at Deutsche Bank Park.
Expressing frustration and disappointment, Tuchel admitted, “We are frustrated and disappointed with our first defeat. We underestimated a lot of those half chances. Those half chances led to a lot of goals today. We did not do anything we had set out to do. We were lacking intensity after not having played last week. It did not seem so in training but it certainly looked that way today. The individual mistakes are too many and glaring. I have no real explanation for those individual mistakes. We cannot keep playing at this level because we just allow too many chances.”
Bayern Munich’s first Bundesliga defeat of the season leaves them trailing three points behind league leaders Bayer Leverkusen.
Veteran forward Thomas Muller, however, assured fans of a swift response from the team, stating, “There is no need for an explanation. We have to congratulate Frankfurt who deserved the win. They took the fight out of us in that first half hour. When you lose 5-1 then a reaction has to follow. We won’t lose our heads now. We don’t have enough time but we will bounce back. We need to up a level and reach our limits.”
Bayern Munich faces a quick turnaround with a crucial Champions League clash against Manchester United at Old Trafford on Tuesday, followed by a Bundesliga encounter against third-placed Stuttgart next weekend. The team is determined to regroup and showcase a marked improvement in their upcoming fixtures.