Thomas Tuchel, the manager of Bayern Munich, has maintained a positive attitude despite his team’s Tuesday defeat to Manchester City, the English champions.
The loss has left the 2020 cup holders licking their wounds, and Tuchel is eyeing the return leg on April 19 at the Allianz Arena.
It was a tough night for the Bavarians at the Etihad Stadium as Guardiola’s team gave the German a bad start with three goals from Rodri, Bernardo Silva, and the usual suspect Erling Haaland.
For a possible turnaround, the 49-year-old said in a post-game press conference:
“It’s not over until it’s over.” “The result doesn’t reflect the game.”
We displayed genuine character. In the second half, we played well for the first 20 minutes, but we were not rewarded.
“We missed a long-term objective. In the second half, the response was even better. We attempted to swing the energy back in support of ourselves. Evidently, everyone is dissatisfied.
Tuchel, on the other hand, admitted that while he was aware of the request to try to salvage the outcome in Munich, he was relying on the advantage of being at home to prevail.
It did not appear to be a 3-0 defeat, but that is what it is. It’s an extremely difficult request to turn it around, however we won’t surrender. He stated, “A home game in Germany is a home game in Germany.”
Sharing his manger’ view was midfielder, Joshua Kimmich, who said an agitated ought not be dismissed
“We’re confident we can get something from the second leg,” Kimmich said.
“We gained confidence in the first half. We had space, defended well, and set out to get something out of the game in the second half.
He stated, “We believed we could turn it around.”
“It’s not over until it’s over,” the 49-year-old said in a post-match conference