Tuchel: Bayern season poor even when we win title
Bayern Munich coach Thomas Tuchel says this season has been one to overlook for the Bavarian powerhouse, even when they handle to pip Borussia Dortmund to the Bundesliga title on Saturday.
Bayern are two factors behind Dortmund going into the ultimate day of the season and have to beat Cologne away and hope that Mainz will get no less than a draw in opposition to Dortmund if they’re to increase their document of 10 straight German league titles.
– Cologne-Bayern, Saturday at 9:30 a.m. ET, ESPN+
– Dortmund-Mainz, Saturday at 9:30 a.m. ET, ESPN+
– Stream on ESPN+: LaLiga, Bundesliga, extra (U.S.)
“It’s our own fault, our own responsibility,” Tuchel stated Friday. “Of course, we’ll try to run the race to the end because we’re obliged to give everything to the end.”
Bayern are dealing with the prospect of ending the season with out a main trophy for the primary time since 2012.
“It won’t be a season that we can be happy with. It won’t be a season in which the number of points is enough for our demands, in which the quality of our game is enough for us. Regardless of how it goes in the end, it won’t be a satisfactory season anymore.”
Tuchel took over from the fired Julian Nagelsmann in March, when Bayern had simply misplaced the Bundesliga result in Dortmund following a 2-1 defeat at Bayer Leverkusen.
Underneath Tuchel, Bayern had been subsequently knocked out of the German Cup and Champions League, whereas the Bundesliga lead modified thrice earlier than Dortmund reclaimed prime spot once more final weekend following Bayern’s 3-1 loss at residence to Leipzig.
“We’ve messed up enough times,” Tuchel stated.