Thomas Tuchel absolutely loses it with furious ‘we did everything to lose’ rant after Bayern’s woeful defeat to Lazio that leaves Champions League hopes hanging by a thread

Under-fire Bayern Munich boss Thomas Tuchel launched a scathing attack on his side after they lost to Lazio in dire fashion on Wednesday.

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Harry Kane was powerless as the German giants’ shot at another trophy took a dent in disastrous scenes in Rome. Dayot Upamecano was sent off for a wild challenge inside the box, with Ciro Immobile dispatching the resulting penalty to give Lazio a 1-0 lead to defend in Munich. Naturally, pressure is increasing on Tuchel after a poor result and even worse performance, and the ex-Chelsea boss was damning in his assessment of his side.

The German told reporters after the defeat: “No, I’m not worried about my future or [the] potential sack. We did everything to lose this match. It was in our hands. At a certain point we stopped believing, I’ve no idea why. There were many individual mistakes”.


But Bayern sporting director Christoph Freund called on the need for unity in these trying times, as he told Sky Germany after the match: “Of course he is struggling with the situation, which is very difficult for all of us. Our goal is to fight our way out of this together. We’re all in the same boat.”

Bayern’s misery on Wednesday night was compounded by them losing significant ground in the Bundesliga title race in their previous fixture. Tuchel was outclassed by Xabi Alonso as this season’s surprise package Bayer Leverkusen cruised to a comfortable 3-0 win, pulling five points clear after 21 games and leaving Bayern’s players visibly furious.

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Tuchel’s side come up against 14th-placed VfL Bochum in the Bundesliga on Sunday. That match should represent an easier assignment for the Bavarian giants, but any slip-up will surely mean the German coach’s days are numbered.

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