Thomas Tuchel reacts to Bayern Munich defeat: “We underestimated the danger of the situation.”

Thomas Tuchel has called for his Bayern Munich players to show a reaction against Manchester United following their heavy 5-1 defeat against Eintracht Frankfurt on Saturday afternoon.

“We underestimated the danger of the situation and completely gave the game away very early on,” said Tuchel. “But I have confidence in my team.

“There’s no point in badmouthing everything now. It continues on Tuesday [at] Old Trafford. We need a reaction there.”

Eintracht Frankfurt scored five goals in the first 60 minutes, and were the last to do so against Bayern Munich in a Bundesliga game back in 1975. SGE’s win against Bayern also ends their run of five games across all competitions without a win.

Work to be done for Bayern Munich

But for Bayern Munich, it’s work to be done. Although second, the Rekordmeister could find themselves six points behind leaders Bayer Leverkusen, should Xabi Alonso’s side beat high-flying Stuttgart on Sunday afternoon.

And while already qualified for the Champions League knockout stages, Tuchel expects a response against Manchester United on Tuesday. Top of Group A on 13 points and ahead of both Copenhagen and Galatasaray (5 points), Bayern will look to maintain their unbeaten record in this season’s competition.

GGFN | Daniel Pinder

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