Ex-national player Dietmar Hamann sees big problems within the team of coach Thomas Tuchel at FC Bayern. “They don’t play as a team. You can have the best individual players – if you don’t appear as one, Harry Kane won’t help you,” said the 49-year-old on Sunday on the TV station “BildTV”.
Bayern lost 3-0 in the soccer Supercup against cup winners RB Leipzig on Saturday night – a few hours after English striker Kane signed on, who came on as a substitute in the 63rd minute.
Hamann doubts “savior” Kane
“I’m not so sure whether Kane is the savior,” said former England professional Hamann. The record under Tuchel, who took over Bayern from Julian Nagelsmann in March, was “disastrous. He’s already lost five in 13 games.”
“You need leadership,” said Hamann. There could be two reasons “why it’s not working – that there are internal problems within the team, or that the team has a problem with the coach”. The fact that “Tuchel pilloried the team was definitely not well received there”.
Tuchel’s statements “certainly do not promote trust”
Because at the same time, Tuchel apologized to the new striker for the team’s performance and defended the new signing: “That certainly doesn’t promote trust,” explained Hamann. The performance in the Supercup was “very sobering”.
Hamann also showed little understanding for Tuchel’s communication: . “One needn’t be surprised: only two weeks ago he denied Kimmich the lead, to play in the position he played in yesterday.” “What do you think”, concludes Hamann, “what Kimmich thinks about the coach if he denies him the ability to play on the six two weeks ago?”
Former Bayern captain Stefan Effenberg (55) also expressed clear criticism. “It was about a title, the way Bayern presented itself was catastrophic,” said the ex-national player in the Sport1 “double pass” on Sunday. “The coach should know very well what the problem is and where the problems lie.” The performance was “disappointing and also scary,” said Effenberg.