Trainer Thomas Tuchel sharply criticized at least some of his team’s actions after Bayern Munich’s 2:2 (1:1) draw with Freiburg. The 50-year-old said after Friday night’s game that he had no explanation for the poor performance in the first half hour. “We played in the same order and asked for the same things,” he explained. “But the difference in body language and stubbornness between the first and second half was striking.”

“The difference in the quality of our play, in positional discipline, in the frequency of errors” was also serious, Tuchel said. Munich could be happy that after 30 minutes they were only 0-1 behind.

Bayer Leverkusen extends lead to ten points

“The second half went well,” Tuchel said. There was a “completely different life” there, and everyone also behaved “much more disciplined in their position.” Meanwhile, his team “deservedly turned the game around.” On the one hand, the 2:2 draw deprived us of a well-deserved salary. “On the other hand, we conceded so much in the first half that perhaps we can’t wait,” Tuchel said.

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Christian Guenther (12th minute) and Lukas Höhler (87th) scored for Freiburg, Mathis Tell (35th) and Jamal Musiala (75th) for Bayern. Table leaders Bayer Leverkusen can extend their lead over Munich to ten points with a win over Cologne on Sunday.

“We don’t need to talk about it tonight,” the athletic director said. Christopher Freund about Bayern’s chances of winning another championship. “We need to make sure we bring more consistency.” (ff/dpa)


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