Bayern coach Thomas Tuchel admits tactical errors after clear defeat in Leverkusen. Now the only thing that helps him is “hope,” he said in the post-match press conference.

In Bayern's match in Leverkusen, Thomas Tuchel surprised with an unusual lineup. The Bayern coach abandoned the usual four-man defense and defended with a five-man defense. The plan did not work, Bayern clearly lost 3-0 to the league leader.

After the game, Tuchel took the blame for it. In the post-match press conference, the 50-year-old said: “I take responsibility for the tactical approach to the game and of course today I have to take the blame.”

The coach continued: “We had a whole week to prepare and my job is to come up with ideas and convince my players of this approach. Unfortunately, it didn't work out today, it's not the first time nor will it be the last in my coaching career.”

Tuchel: “We will not lose hope”

Tuchel's conclusion after the bitter defeat at the BayArena: “We prepared well for a week and expected a lot from ourselves, but in the end we returned home empty-handed.”

Leverkusen is in the Bundesliga table After the victory, five points ahead of the German record champion from Munich. now he has FCB It is no longer in your hands, we have to wait for Leverkusen to make a mistake. But Tuchel is still hopeful about the rest of the season: “In the end it depends on us. We will not lose hope. We will try everything until the last day.”

He further explained: “Leverkusen took the opportunity today to increase the gap. The only thing we can do is react and move forward. We will do that.”

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By Sebastian Mittag