On Saturday seemed to be the afternoon to 16:10 watch the story continue to take shape. Leon Goretzka had beheaded just a cross from Thomas Müller Smith, and so on into the Leverkusen goal. That Goretzka, who scored his third goal of the season and as the leader of the Dortmund-comeback turned out to be. With its 23 years, the midfield player is a great hope. Finally, it seemed, another young player made his way, the ageing of the Bayern team as a support from victory to victory, and thus closer to the distant table top.
This story, however, was destroyed by the second half of the game in Leverkusen, since Bayern caught up with the reality. 1:3 the Munich still lost. The championship became even more distant. All the more important to be a success in the Cup round at Hertha BSC would therefore be.
Manuel Neuer is, at least in the squad
to get this victory, we must increase the defence to Mats Hummels and Niklas Süle. You are not able to keep up with the pace of athletic Leverkusen sometimes, the big gaps in deeds. Also, because the midfield came in a lot of situations defensively enormously permeable acted and hardly any in the two fights. The Team I thought, "that the boys are masters of the back," said coach Niko Kovac added: "We need to make the Load in the rear dense."
Jerome Boateng considers the currently only from the outside. In the back round he has so far exactly one Minute on the lawn. During the past two games he sat only on the bench. "That's not my claim," said the defender in an Interview in the TV channel "Nitro". Against his youth club Hertha BSC Boateng could get perhaps a Chance again.
This is also true for Sven Ulreich. The 30-Year-old in Leverkusen for the first time since the lost Cup final against Eintracht Frankfurt in Bayern's goal. Manuel Neuer was missing injured, he had problems with the right Hand. For the game in Berlin, the New is now in the squad, he was able to complete the final training session on Tuesday. Whether the goalkeeper will play is still uncertain. Franck Ribéry and Thiago are in Berlin again, after having missed the game in Leverkusen. Arjen Robben, however, is missing against Hertha due to injury.
coach Kovac is in criticism
in Addition, the next public debate developed around Robert Lewandowski. Dietmar Hamann criticised the striker in the "Sky" as a fancy-free loner. The consultant replied that it would not help to criticise players "at this level". Just to add that Hamann didn't see the game, Yes, "maybe".
And then there's Niko Kovac. The Trainer is held by critics to tactically too inflexible to play. Accordingly, the Bayern would have in addition to their possession game and their individual quality, no further concepts to be able to make an opponent beat, which is established very well.
there are Many similarities to the last of September, when FC Bayern Munich to a 1:1 against FC Augsburg, with the first sporting Doubt in the of Luggage, traveled to Berlin. Hertha beat Munich 2:0 and she was plunged into a crisis. Since the DFB-Pokal is the title, Bayern have this season, probably the best chances, you should avoid a further defeat in the Olympic stadium in Berlin. The crucial games start in this season for Munich so already in February. "We must see that we are coming," says Kovac.More about
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