Thomas Tuchel has admitted his frustration over a disappointing season with FC Bayern Munich. “I am very unhappy with myself and with the way we played against Dortmund again. I thought we were over it and that we wouldn't take any more steps back. At the same time, it can happen that some things don't go the way you want,” said the Munich coach a week later. 0-2 against Borussia Dortmund in the Bundesliga.

At the same time, Tuchel secured himself on the eve of Saturday's away game against 1. FC Heidenheim (3:30 p.m.). FAZ live ticker for the Bundesliga and on Sky): “There is no reason to hide, there is no reason to be depressed, there is no reason to complain. Just keep going, keep going, keep going, keep going.” Tuchel “will not release anyone, including myself, from responsibility until the end.”

Bayern are only second in the Bundesliga, 13 points behind leaders Bayer Leverkusen. This means that after eleven championships in a row they will practically not be able to celebrate this title at the end of the season. In it DFB Cup the inhabitants of Munich had taken care of this Eliminated in the round of 16 against third division 1. FC Saarbrücken long since disgraced.

“As frustrating or unsatisfying as the season has been for him,” Tuchel said, “there is still one goal: to go to Wembley.” The Champions League final will be played there on June 1. To achieve this objective it is “essential to subordinate everything to this.” On Tuesday the Munich team will play the first leg of their quarterfinal against Arsenal FC.

“I can completely rule it out.”

Tuchel has to leave a year before his contract ends FC Bayern abandoned in summer. The successor has not yet been determined. “It cannot be that we lose even one percent. “I can rule it out completely,” Tuchel said. “Of course, they are very dissatisfied with the situation,” but at the same time “they will do everything to achieve maximum success.”

Meanwhile, Frank Schmidt does not want to deviate from his pragmatic approach. Not even if Bayern plays for the first time in an official match against promoted Heidenheim from the Bundesliga on Saturday. “Of course I understand that a match against the German record champion, with its many outstanding players and great charisma, is something special for the environment and for the fans,” the coach said on Friday. “But nothing has changed in our approach. “We still need points and we want to get them as quickly as possible.”

The Heidenheimers already knew the surprise in the first leg. At half-time Bayern led 2-0 after two goals from exceptional striker Harry Kane. But the newcomer equalized within three minutes. “We could go on strike at any time. But after 2:2 we became euphoric. “That still bothers me,” Schmidt said. about defeat 2:4. “Thank God we have evolved.”