Berlin (AP) – Bayern coach Hansi Flick does not want to dwell on his team’s second winless Bundesliga game in a row.
“We are still at the table. The important thing now is to tick off the match, to be different on the field against Wolfsburg and Leverkusen,” said the Munich head coach after the record champion’s 1-1 draw on matchday 11 on 1. FC Union Berlin.
“We can play better football”, emphasizes Flick, who of course knows the effects of the stress that has lasted for months, especially under Corona conditions: “We have to live with the 1-1 draw. It will be a difficult season, that is. we knew in advance. “
But Flick and its players didn’t want to focus on constant stress and fatigue. “It’s too easy if you blame it. We have to keep up the workload,” said Bayern captain Manuel Neuer. The national team goalkeeper has another explanation for the draw with courageous Berliners at the An der Alten Försterei stadium: “These are simple mistakes that happen to us. We have to try to get more matches to zero.” Bayern has already conceded 17 goals, which is only mediocre in the league and hasn’t happened to Munich for 39 years.
Especially the performance in the first part of the match at Union and another deficit in the fifth league match in a row make Munich brood. “We do not intend to be careless for the first 20 minutes. It is too often that we are taken by surprise,” said attacking player Thomas Müller.
Grischa Prömel had put the disciplined defensive hosts, who were always on the lookout for counter chances, after four minutes. Even after that, Union still had some great goals. Bayern top scorer Robert Lewandowski in any case equalized with his 13th goal of the season (67th) and saved the defending champion from the Leipzigers with the same points at least until Sunday.