Thomas Tuchel ‘goes full Mourinho’ at Bayern Munich; blames stars after Werder Bremen loss

Thomas Tuchel launched an explosive rant at his Bayern Munich stars after they suffered a dismal 1-0 defeat at home to Werder Bremen on Sunday.

The German giants have endured a mixed campaign under the former Chelsea boss as, despite qualifying with ease from their Champions League group, they are now languishing seven points behind Bayer Leverkusen at the top of the Bundesliga.

This means Bayern are in danger of missing out on the title for the first time since 2011-12, having won it for 11 consecutive seasons.

Harry Kane‘s 26 goals have helped to drag Bayern along through poor performances, but there were increasing murmurs of discontent surrounding Tuchel before yesterday’s loss to their 14th-placed opponents.

And, following the game, Tuchel went full Jose Mourinho and hit out his players for their application and performances.

‘That is our responsibility,’ he fumed post-match. ‘I’m also tired of saying that we’re training well. Nobody believes that anymore.

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‘I’ve been doing the job long enough to be able to judge whether the training was at the level we want it to be. This has really been the case for many weeks.’

Reflecting on the performance against Bremen, Tuchel similarly hit out at his stars as he said: ‘It was clearly not enough. For over 70 minutes I didn’t have the feeling that we were playing for victory. Afterwards I noticed it. Not until there.

‘We were extremely static in the first half. We lost a lot of the ball, allowed a lot of counterattacks, and were sloppy in possession. Deserved defeat!’

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He continued: ‘We didn’t play for 70 minutes like a team that wanted to force a win, that was playing for the championship, that wanted to give an answer. We only did this for 20 minutes.

’20 minutes are not enough to achieve the goals we set ourselves! That’s not what we’re signing up for here.

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‘When you sign for a club like Bayern Munich, you sign for one hundred percent. That applies to the coach, that applies to the players. We didn’t deliver that today.

‘We played as if we were 10 points ahead and still had a Champions League game on Tuesday.’

Bayern return to action on Wednesday when they take on a resurgent Union Berlin in what is their game in hand, providing Tuchel’s outfit with an opportunity to reduce their deficit to Leverkusen to four points.

Source: Daily Mail

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