Thomas Tuchel blasts Bayern Munich players after defeat harms Bundesliga hopes | Football

Thomas Tuchel is under fire as Bayern Munich boss (Picture: Getty Images)

Thomas Tuchel hit out at his Bayern Munich players’ efforts on the training field and the pitch after a defeat to Werder Bremen at the Allianz Arena on Sunday.

The surprise 1-0 loss left Bayern seven points behind league-leaders Bayer Leverkusen, although Tuchel’s side do have a game in hand on Xavi Alonso’s.

Having already been knocked out of the DFB Pokal, the chances of Bayern going through this season without a trophy are concerning for fans, players and the manager alike.

The former Chelsea manager has pointed the finger at his players for their performances, not just in the defeat at the weekend, but in training for some time.

‘That is our responsibility,’ Tuchel said after Sunday’s defeat. ‘I’m also tired of saying that we’re training well. Nobody believes that anymore.

‘I’ve been doing the job long enough to be able to judge whether the training was at the level we want it to be. This has really been the case for many weeks.’

On the performance against Werder Bremen he said: ‘For over 70 minutes I didn’t have the feeling that we were playing for victory. Afterwards I noticed it. Not until there.

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Harry Kane has been in immense goal-scoring form since joining Bayern, scoring 22 goals in 17 Bundesliga games (Picture: Getty Images)

‘We were extremely static in the first half. We lost a lot of the ball, allowed a lot of counterattacks, and were sloppy in possession. Deserved defeat!

‘We didn’t play for 70 minutes like a team that wanted to force a win, that was playing for the championship, that wanted to give an answer. We only did this for 20 minutes.

‘When you sign for a club like Bayern Munich, you sign for one hundred percent. That applies to the coach, that applies to the players. We didn’t deliver that today.

‘We played as if we were 10 points ahead and still had a Champions League game on Tuesday.’

Bayern’s next chance to improve things comes against Union Berlin on Wednesday.

‘We will hold the team accountable,’ said the Bayern boss. ‘On Wednesday we have the opportunity to do better – and we have to do better.’

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