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Thomas Tuchel Lashes Out at Bayern Munich Players After 5:1 Defeat to Frankfurt
- Thomas Tuchel says Bayern Munich made many errors in their defeat to Eintracht Frankfurt
- The Bundesliga champions were thumped 5-1 by Frankfurt on Saturday
- The defeat was Bayern’s first of the 2023/24 Bundesliga season
Bayern Munich suffered their first Bundesliga loss of the season in the most embarrassing manner, and Thomas Tuchel was not too happy with his players afterwards.
The Bayern gaffer has lashed out at his team for their lack of intensity after Eintracht Frankfurt blew them away 5-1 at the Deutsche Bank Park on Saturday, December 9.
According to Livescore, Tuchel admitted his team made too many errors in the game, confessing that the defeat left the reigning Bundesliga champions frustrated and disappointed.
"We are frustrated and disappointed with our first defeat. We underestimated a lot of those half chances. Those half chances led to a lot of goals today. We did not do anything we had set out to do.
"We were lacking intensity after not having played last week. It did not seem so in training but it certainly looked that way today. The individual mistakes are too many and glaring.”
Bayern's first Bundesliga defeat of the season drops them three points behind league leaders Bayer Leverkusen, who might expand their lead over the Bavarians with a trip to Stuttgart on Sunday.
Frankfurt keeps European hopes alive
Meanwhile, Eintracht Frankfurt closed the gap to European qualification after a sputtering start to their season as they are now just two points behind Hoffenheim following their 5-1 victory over Bayern Munich, Eurosport reports.
The Bundesliga champions were blown away at Deutsche Bank Park, trailing 3-1 at the break before the hosts added two more in the second half.
Bayern entered the game on the back of five successive league wins, while Frankfurt had not won any game in their last four but earned the biggest upset of the Bundesliga season with their 5-1 victory against the champions.
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Bayern thrashed by Eintracht Frankfurt
Earlier, Sports Brief reported Bayern Munich suffered a jolt to their title defence, losing their first league game of the season 5-1 in Frankfurt and handing Bayer Leverkusen the chance to open a six-point lead at the top of the Bundesliga.
In a wet and wild contest in Frankfurt, the hosts raced into an extraordinary 3-0 first-half lead, with Omar Marmoush, Junior Dina Ebimbe, and Hugo Larsson scoring the goals as Dino Toppmoeller's side outmuscled a timid Bayern.
Joshua Kimmich dragged Bayern back into the match just before half-time but French midfielder Ebimbe had other ideas, capping a scintillating counter-attack after a mistake by Dayot Upamecano to make it four.