The team was “too inconsistent, we sometimes save ourselves the last few meters,” complained Karl-Heinz Rummenigge. Surrendering five points in a week is “an unusually high amount for FC Bayern” and not “what we imagined”.
After their historic excursion to Qatar, the club world champions ended up rudely in the gray everyday – and involuntarily created new tension at the top. First the sobering draw against Bielefeld, now a bitter 1: 2 (0: 2) at Eintracht Frankfurt, plus the corona chaos and major personnel worries: Bayern’s problems come before the groundbreaking weeks with the first leg in the Champions League round of 16 on Tuesday at Lazio Rome (9:00 p.m.) at the wrong time.
The situation is further exacerbated by the fact that Corentin Tolisso was seriously injured before the game and that Serge Gnabry’s commitment in Rome is open.
“We didn’t learn from the Bielefeld game”
The team play “every third day and the players are naturally stressed”. This is one of the reasons why there is now new momentum in the race for the championship: RB Leipzig won 3-0 (1-0) at Hertha BSC on Sunday.
The re are many fans, “who might think that’s good because the tip has moved a bit closer together,” admitted Rummenigge grudgingly.
And while Flick particularly emphasized the positive reaction after half-time after the slip in the strong Frankfurters, captain Manuel Neuer also rumbled. “We didn’t learn from the Bielefeld game,” ranted the national goalkeeper, adding that “it wasn’t enough against such a team.” More than Robert Lewandowski’s goal (53rd) after the deficit by the goals of Daichi Kamada (12th) and Amin Younes (31st) did not jump out despite the increase in performance.
The se are mistakes that shouldn’t happen”
In order not to endanger the goals of the season, especially with regard to the premier class, Rummenigge appealed to the team. “We have to play a little more focused, a little more committed,” demanded the Bayern boss, who especially Leroy Sane and Niklas Süle because of their too lax behavior in defense: “
The defensive remains the big construction site in view of 31 goals conceded after 22 games – the record champions were last that bad 29 years ago.
Leon Goretzka, who made a promising comeback after surviving corona infection, saw it very similarly. Normally, the national player explained, it is the great quality of FC Bayern that he is there in top games like against Eintracht. “That wasn’t the case today,” he said, and nevertheless announced to all those who are happy about Munich’s mistakes: “We’ll make sure that we give the answers in the upcoming games on the field.”