Thomas Tuchel Sends Clear Message to Manchester United Following Bayern’s Bundesliga Defeat

Thomas Tuchel Sends Clear Message to Manchester United Following Bayern’s Bundesliga Defeat

Ero Samson
updated at February 13, 2024 at 11:54 AM
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Bayern Munich’s impressive run of form was brought to a sudden halt when the Bavarian club were pummelled by a struggling Eintracht Frankfurt side.

The hosts surged to a surprise three-nil lead in the first half, with goals courtesy of Egyptian forward Omar Marmoush, midfielder Eric Ebimbe, and Hugo Larsson.

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Bayern Munich players are seen disappointed during the Bundesliga match between Eintracht Frankfurt and FC Bayern Munich. Image: Vasile Mihai-Antonio.
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Although the Bavarian cub showed signs of a comeback with Joshua Kimmich's goal before halftime, it proved futile as French midfielder Ebimbe capitalised on a counter-attack, taking advantage of a mistake by Dayot Upamecano to make it four.

Ansgar Knauff added a fifth, sealing the game for Frankfurt and marking a historic performance, as they became the first team since 1975, according to Opta Data, to score five goals against Bayern in the first 60 minutes of a league game.

Following Bayern's disappointing performance, coach Thomas Tuchel addressed the media, delivering a clear message to their upcoming opponent Erik ten Hag's Manchester United.

Tuchel on Bayern Munich’s performance

The 50-year-old, who wasn’t going to entertain any pity party following his side’s showing, sent a clear message to their next opponent, stating as quoted by Eurofoot:

"A 5-1 loss? I have confidence in my team. There's no point in badmouthing everything now. It continues on Tuesday at Old Trafford. We need a serious reaction."

Tuchel's words have sparked a flurry of reactions on social media, with fans expressing their concerns and expectations for the upcoming match against Manchester United.

@DanielO15271366, a Manchester United fan, exclaimed,

"Oh!!! We are getting cooked."

@EssayMou, anticipating another defeat for Manchester United, commented,

"Bayern keeping all their goals to unleash hell on Man Utd."

@zi_dane12, expecting a Bayern-like response from Manchester United, simulated,

"Commentator:: Hat trick from Harry Kane and United are six-nil down before halftime 😭."

While the outcome of Bayern Munich's response remains uncertain, it seems that a potential defeat that could compound Erik ten Hag's side's ongoing challenges is on the horizon.

Tuchel provides journalists with savage response

Sports Brief in another report highlighted that Bayern Munich’s Thomas Tuchel provided journalists with a savage response following his side’s defeat against Frankfurt.

The German manager appeared not to be in the mood for transfer-related talks and didn’t hold back his thoughts when he was quizzed about a transfer for Barcelona’s Ronald Araujo.

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Samson Ero is a sports journalist with a track record of over five years in the Nigerian media industry. He graduated from Nigerian Institute of Journalism (2021-2023).
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