Coach Thomas Tuchel from FC Bayern was recently annoyed by criticism of him and his team after the cup exit in Saarbrücken. Especially from the Sky experts Lothar Matthäus and Dietmar Hamann. But another report also annoyed him.
“I was dissatisfied with a specific report,” said Thomas Tuchel before the 2-1 win in the Champions League against Galatasaray – and was probably referring to an article from “Sport1” that said there were disagreements between him and parts of the team.
The author of this report, “Sport1” chief reporter Kerry Hau, has now confirmed that there are tensions between several players and Tuchel.
Hau said in his “Sport1” podcast: “Thomas Tuchel was a bit angry after the win in Dortmund. That’s understandable because a lot came at him after the cup exit: the criticism of the way he played, plus our report that there are tensions in the team and that there are disagreements. “
Communication with Tuchel “not always the easiest”
Hau continues: “Anyone who knows me knows that I research this sort of thing in detail and that I talk to enough people. And I still stand by the fact that it is simply the case – and the Munich tz wrote that two weeks ago – that communication is not always the easiest for one or two players with the head coach. “
According to the expert, Tuchel has no relationships with players, unlike Nagelsmann
This is due to the 50-year-old’s distant nature: “Thomas Tuchel is also more of a guy who doesn’t want to build up sympathy with players, as was perhaps the case under Julian Nagelsmann,” reported Hau: “He is someone who has a more distant attitude Art has and then often lets his assistant coaches – especially Zsolt Löw – talk to the players. Thomas Tuchel has the more distant part. And that didn’t go over so well with one or two players, I have to say with several players. “
However, the sporting results speak for a good job by Tuchel, says Hau: “In the end it is important that we function as a team and that the technical skills are correct. And currently it’s true. “
The Bayern insider also understands Tuchel’s reaction: “A lot has been thrown at Thomas Tuchel and that’s why I say – as someone who played a part in the fact that he wasn’t in such a good mood – that I can also understand him, that he then has to let off steam in public. “