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Tuchel criticises Bayern players for conceding ‘cheap goals’ in Leverkusen defeat

Bayern Munich head coach Thomas Tuchel said his side had given away “cheap” goals in their dismal 3-0 Bundesliga defeat against Leverkusen.

Bayern Munich suffered a big blow in the Bundesliga title race after losing 3-0 to Bayer Leverkusen on Saturday night. Alonso’s side moved five points clear at the top of the table with this comfortable victory.

After the match, Tuchel lamented the concession of cheap goals in this crucial match in the Bundesliga.

The first goal we conceded is something you don’t normally concede with a five-man backline. That cannot happen with a five-man backline. It ended up being a 3-0 defeat, but it didn’t feel like one. After half-time, we conceded a goal with a one-two that was too cheap,” Tuchel told Sky Germany.

We definitely lacked the cutting edge up front to win,” he added.

“We had the whole week to prepare, We wanted to defend very high up the pitch and that’s what we did. I thought we did that for a long time, but we also made some incredibly poor decisions, especially after we won the ball. Then we lost our confidence.”

Tuchel also insisted they won’t change their approach and will fight for the title until the end of the season.

We’re not going to throw in the towel on any matchday. For us, the gap has changed, but the approach hasn’t. We have to keep going, get better and live up to the standards.”

Sam Barton
Sam Barton
Sam Barton fell in love with football during the 98 World Cup and has been fascinated by it ever since. The tactical side of the game is what truly inspires him to think, read and write about football, making him the ideal football writer.
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