FC Bayern gave a very weak picture in the top game of the Bundesliga against Bayer Leverkusen (0:3). Former national player Mario Basler asked afterwards whether the team still supports their head coach Thomas Tuchel.
According to long-time Munich professional Mario Basler, some FC Bayern stars may have expressed their displeasure with coach Thomas Tuchel with their poor performance in the game against league leaders Bayer Leverkusen.
“If you saw the game on Saturday, then you can get the feeling that one or two players might not be in the mood for the coach anymore,” said the 55-year-old in his podcast “Basler shoots”.
Basler: “I don’t want to believe that”
The former national player admitted that he could “never imagine” such a scenario. However, Basler added: “There have been one or two coaches where the players complained to the board that the coach had to leave because they didn’t play. That was the case with Niko Kovac. With Nagelsmann It must have been similar.”
For Basler, who himself was under contract with the German record champions between 1996 and 1999, it would be “inexplicable” if some players in the Bayern squad actually wanted to bring about a change of coach: “It is also inexplicable for me to say or have the belief that “There really are players who play against a coach at Bayern Munich. I don’t believe that. I can’t believe that. Sorry, I don’t want to believe that either, but maybe we have to deal with it.”
Basler: FC Bayern was “humiliated”
According to the Palatinate native, it is now obvious that the Munich team gave a very bad impression in Leverkusen: “I haven’t seen such a bad Bayern team in a long time.”
Honorary President Uli Hoeneß may also have to “think back for a long time,” said Basler: “This performance from Bayern, it wasn’t Bayern-like, it wasn’t worthy of FC Bayern either. I gave everyone a grade six throughout.” Basler summarized that Bayern were literally “humiliated” by Bayer Leverkusen.
The league leaders from Leverkusen took the lead through Bayern loanee Josip Stanisic (18th), and Álex Grimaldo (50th) added early in the second half. In injury time of the game, Jeremie Frimpong scored the third goal (90+5). With the win, Xabi Alonso’s team is now five points ahead of FC Bayern.