As reported by Sport Bild, former Bayern Munich and Germany international Lothar Matthäus believes the club are worse under Thomas Tuchel.
Bayern sacked former coach Julian Nagelsmann in March as they believe the potential to win the treble was in danger. Fast forward two months and Bayern have been knocked out of the DFB Pokal, the Champions League, and look set to miss out on the Bundesliga title on the last game of the season.
Currently two points behind league leaders Borussia Dortmund, Bayern must beat FC Koln away and hope that Mainz 05 draw or beat BVB in the leader’s own backyard.
Matthäus believes Bayern have gotten worse under Tuchel.
“Of course, many mistakes were made even before the change of coach, which ultimately led to this situation. But the team, which was still on triple course under Nagelsmann, plays worse under Tuchel,” explained the 62-year-old.
Matthäus went on to question Tuchel’s attitude during press conferences and how he tells the media what is wrong rather than his own players: “Tuchel increased the uncertainty because at his press conferences, which I find a bit strange, he always talks about how difficult everything is and what doesn’t work, instead of standing in front of the team. Add to that the unnecessary Müller discussion and too many changes of position.”
The upcoming summer and following campaign will be crucial for Tuchel and Bayern. The former Chelsea man has already called on bringing in a variety of players to help rejuvenate the squad.
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