‘Deciding factor’ – Harry Kane singled out for criticism by Thomas Tuchel after blazing glorious chance over the bar before Bayern Munich’s shocking capitulation at Bochum

Harry Kane was singled out for criticism after Bayern Munich’s shock defeat to Bochum, with the England striker spurning one glorious opportunity.

The former Tottenham frontman has been sensational in front of goal during his debut campaign at the Allianz Arena, and did find the target in his latest appearance – taking his overall tally to 29 through 30 appearances in all competitions.

Harry Kane Bayern

Kane did, however, blaze a first-half chance against Bochum over the bar, with Bayern 1-0 in front at that stage following an early opener from Jamal Musiala. That rare rush of blood to the head in the final third helped to keep Bochum in the game, and they went on to secure a stunning 3-2 win.

Bayern boss Thomas Tuchel told DAZN afterwards, with his star No.9 made aware that he really should have wrapped up a game that was disrupted on a couple of occasions by protests from the home support: “We created some top-class chances. Harry’s chance in the first half may have been the deciding factor. If he finished that with one touch instead of trying to play it, the game is over. I don’t think today’s defeat was fair; I think a lot went against us. I think we had an xG value of 3.4 and we had four, five, six top-class chances. We completely dominated the game and actually went behind out of nowhere. We never stopped putting in the effort until the end and then played with a man down for a long time. A lot went against us. I feel today’s defeat is different to the last two.”

Bayern have suffered three successive defeats, with Bayer Leverkusen and Lazio getting the better of them in Bundesliga and Champions League competition. They have also seen Dayot Upamecano collected red cards in back-to-back fixtures, with the France international defender doing their cause few favours.

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