The Bundesliga resumed on a good note for Bayern Munich as they clinched a convincing 4-2 win against Borussia Dortmund. Courtesy of the victory at Allianz Arena on Saturday, Bayern moved back to the top of the points table. Dortmund currently trails Die Roten by two points.
A freak mistake by Gregory Kobel gifted Bayern a lead early in the game. The home side piled up more pressure on the visitors through a quick brace from Thomas Muller later in the game. Kingsley Coman put the game beyond Dortmund by scoring the fourth goal early in the second half.
Bayern dominated Dortmund in most areas of the pitch despite starting the game slowly. The defending champions ended up conceding two games late in the game, but victory was sealed by the time. Die Roten needs to go on a run in the Bundesliga after this victory to ensure that the league title stays in Munich.
Thomas Tuchel got off to a winning start as Bayern manager like he previously did at Chelsea and Paris Saint-Germain. However, the German coach is not getting carried away with the win on Saturday. While talking to Sky Sports in Germany (via iMiaSanMia), Tuchel admitted that there is significant scope for improvement in the coming games.
"“It was a good first step. The game was a bit too wild, we wanted to have more dominance and control. We started very nervously. The whole game was actually too sloppy with too many ball losses. The willingness to work off the ball was extremely high.”“There’s still room for improvement. Everyone was aware of what was at stake today. A change of coach always brings unrest, there was a lot to absorb. The willingness to implement everything was there 100%. That’s the most important thing.”"
Results are crucial for Thomas Tuchel right now since it is the business end of the season. The German coach’s philosophy will be much more visible on the pitch next campaign when Tuchel gets an entire pre-season with the squad.
Thomas Tuchel made an instant impact at Chelsea when he took over the role midway through the season in 2021. He helped the London-based to win the Champions League by the end of the season. The German coach made sure that his team was efficient at both ends of the pitch. Tuchel will look to emulate a similar process at Bayern in the next couple of months.
The German coach was not pleased with the way his team conceded two goals in the final quarter of the game. Tuchel will hope that Die Roten becomes a defensive solid unit ahead of big games in the Bundesliga and cup competitions.
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After beating Borussia Dortmund, Bayern will turn their attention toward the DFB Pokal quarter-final against Freiburg on Tuesday. The record Bundesliga Champions will again face Freiburg over the weekend in the Bundesliga before travelling to England for the first leg of the Champions League quarter-final against Manchester City.