Thomas Tuchel slams Bayern Munich after Lazio loss – ‘We did everything to lose!’ | Football

Thomas Tuchel is under huge pressure at Bayern Munich (Photo: Getty)

Thomas Tuchel bemoaned that his Bayern Munich team ‘stopped believing’ during their defeat at Lazio in the Champions League.

10-man Bayern were woeful as they deservedly lost 1-0 in Rome on Wednesday night thanks to a Ciro Immobile penalty.

This was the German giants first Champions League last 16 first leg defeat for 11 seasons, and the first game in five years that they failed to register a shot on target.

Harry Kane called the result ‘disappointing’, but manager Tuchel was far more scathing in his assessment, saying post-match: ‘In the first half, we had to take the lead. We had three clear chances. We have to do these things.

‘[The second half was] characterised by uncertainty again. It was a bit slapstick.

‘We did everything to lose this match. It was in our hands.

‘At a certain point we stopped believing, I’ve no idea why. There were many individual mistakes.

‘We’re frustrated and angry about the defeat. I think we lost the game, I’m not sure Lazio won it.’

Bayern are five points off Bayer Leverkusen in the Bundesliga title race, out of the German Cup after being beaten by a side from the third-tier and now their Champions League hopes hang by a thread.

All in all, this could well end up being their first trophy-less season for 12 years, but even if results turn around Tuchel’s future at the Allianz Arena is looking bleak.

The former Chelsea boss only took over from Julian Nagelsmann a year ago but has already lost the same amount of games as his predecessor (10) in half the number of matches.

The 50-year-old is defiant that he is the right man for the job, bluntly stating: ‘No, I’m not worried about my future or [the] potential sack.’

Lazio’s penalty came about after Dayot Upamecano made a rash, studs-up challenge on Gustav Isaksen, for which he received a red card.

‘[There was] no need for Upamecano to go in like that. It’s not wild or intentional – but just block the shot,’ Tuchel added

‘We did everything we could to fall behind, making errors and losing confidence. In the second our performance dropped inexplicably. We lost our rhythm.

‘It was completely our responsibility. We lost a game today that in the first half looked like we could not lose it.’

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