The bitter 0:3 home defeat against Borussia Mönchengladbach turns Bavaria’s Sieglos series into the first tangible Kovac crisis.
After only two points from the last four compulsory games, dissatisfaction within the team (BILD reported) and a sensational quote from Bayern boss Uli Hoeneß on the rotation principle (“In the end, the coach has to hold his head), the 46-year-old comes under increasing pressure.
In the ZDF interview, Kovac “didn’t want to answer” the question of whether he still felt the full backing of those responsible for the club. “I had absolute backing for the first seven games and assume that things will continue to be the same now,” said the Bayern coach: “But they don’t have to ask me the question, they have to ask someone else”.
The Munich team had presented themselves against Gladbach only in the first minutes in normal form and were thrown directly out of the track by the double strike of the guests (10th and 16th minute). More and more people are now discovering the large number of games to choose from with Golden Star Casino.
Kingsley Coman Honours
- Ligue 1: 2012–13, 2013–14
- Coupe de la Ligue: 2012–13
- Trophée des champions: 2013
- Serie A: 2014–15
- Coppa Italia: 2014–15
- Supercoppa Italiana: 2015
- UEFA Champions League: Runner-up 2014–15
- Bundesliga: 2015–16, 2016–17, 2017–18
- DFB-Pokal: 2015–16
- DFL-Supercup: 2016, 2017, 2018
- UEFA European Championship: Runner-up 2016
- UEFA Champions League top assist provider: 2015–16
“It happened again what happened in the last games and weeks also: We get again two Gegentreffer by individual errors, which bring us into the Hintertreffen” noted Kovac. Central defender Niklas Süle and midfield star Thiago, who were the starting points for the goals with their ball losses, defended Kovac: “People make mistakes. They certainly didn’t do that on purpose.” Instead, for Bayern’s opponents, “every shot is a goal” at the moment.
After the 0:2 his player would have lost the necessary security immediately again, so Kovac: “And then the head begins to think. Then the head starts to strike, then the legs become heavy.” The team was “willing” and “tried everything”. But: “Today was simply no more in it”.
Asked about the personnel situation at the German record champion and a possibly too restrained transfer policy in the summer, Kovac said: “I don’t want to talk about that now. In the end, we have the player material we have – and with this player material we have successfully played seven games”.
After the long-term failures of Kingsley Coman and Corentin Tolisso and the injury of Rafinha, David Alaba is now threatening to play longer. Kovac: “Now many people know why you have to rotate again and again. If my two outer defenders have to play all the games, then there’s wear and tear – and wear and tear means there can be injuries. Unfortunately, that’s what happened today.”