Thomas Muller expressed his frustrations, delivering a harsh critique of his team’s performance against Leverkusen.
Bayern found themselves outplayed by Leverkusen, with Muller’s team often left trailing behind. Despite having one of the most experienced squads in Europe, Bayern struggled to keep up with the energetic Leverkusen side led by Xabi Alonso.
The significant gap in performance levels was evident once again. Muller believes that Bayern should be performing at a higher standard.
Speaking to Sky Germany, Muller said: “To be honest, I’m p***ed off. To quote Oliver Kahn: What I miss from us players are the balls in the game. We are showing significantly better approaches in training. It’s okay to feel pressure, but there needs to be energy and freedom. That’s missing in our game.
“Sometimes we have to speak about us players. It’s not just about the coach. We have many international players at the highest level, we need to step up our game.”
Bayer Leverkusen has never clinched the Bundesliga title and hasn’t claimed a trophy since 1993. The team’s struggles in finals earned them the nickname ‘Neverkusen’ due to their inability to secure silverware. In contrast, Bayern Munich boasts an impressive record with 33 league titles, six Champions League victories, and 20 German cups.
As their chances of winning the Bundesliga appear to be slipping away, Bayern and Muller must elevate their game to avoid finishing the season empty-handed. Despite their remarkable streak of 11 consecutive Bundesliga titles, Bayern’s current form suggests that making it a dozen titles is far from certain.