Bavarias defensive problems and other reasons for the 2: 4

It’s something special if the FC Bayern loses 2: 4. All the more, if that happens in the Bundesliga and then against a newcomer. Such defeats are in pain not only, no, they contradict any self-understanding and own claim at the Säbener Straße. Such a bankruptcy means a lot of speaking needs and work-up. So of course this time.

The projection on the top of the table is melted by nine to six points, but still comfortable. The problem, on the other hand, is that the Bavarian defensive discloses shortcomings for repeated times. Individually stitch in Bochum again Dayot Upamecano. The 42.5 million euros expensive ex-Leipziger can rarely retrieve the required level.

If coach Julian Nagelsmann would have taken him from the field earlier, Corentin Tolisso had already warmed up in the middle of the first half, one would have completely crushed upamecano. With the three goals within six minutes before the break was not expected. Why therefore, after the game, he is concerned with: “I would have to react faster, to change faster.”

What a second six in the Nagelsmann system means

The fact that subsequently generally the question came up, why Nagelsmann switched from the three-to-four chain and renounced a second six, is logical. The 34-year-old did not want to sacrifice offensive. A second six next to Joshua Kimmich would be, so one would like to have been important in defensive switching.

On the six demanded: Joshua Kimmich. imago images / team 2

However, a second central midfielder does not necessarily mean that two sixes are behind the ball. Because the Nagelsmann system suggests that Tolisso ranges with its own ball possession, which extends the four-chain behind Robert Lewandowski to a fiffer chain. Thus, only a six ago remained behind the ball with opposing counterconnections.

But: A second six would possibly avoid these simple ball losses that lead to counterattacks. Because the game structure expires structured and regulated – as seen in the second half and Nagelsmann also explained after the game.

157,5 million euros for three defenders – but Alaba is missing

In addition, in addition to the errors UPAMECANOS, the individual quality of the other defenders is also questioned. Lucas Hernandez, a diligent worker and dedicated diarrers, needs a leader beside himself. Niklas Slee, who speaks German and is the longest in the club, could give commands. But he lacks the charisma and the leadership skills.

And in Benjamin Pavard, to which the center-back role is also added, the lack of development is registered internally. Incidentally, Upamecano, Hernandez and Pavard consented 157.5 million euros. The departure of David Alaba to Real Madrid still hurts, he is missing in the team.

Bayern Munich Fought Back from two Goals down to beat Juventus
However, the Austrian will not be there on Wednesday in Salzburg if the K. O. phase of the Champions League begins for FC Bayern. The 2: 4 in Bochum, so one hopes internally, a last warning shot should have been at the right time – and no fundamental problem.

More to the 2: 4 defeat of the Munich and what she means internally, read in the current Monday edition of the Upamecano (Odhier in the emagazine). Likewise, the role of Sven Ulreich is considered as well as the perspectives of Manuel Neuer and Alexander Nübel, the return plan of Alphonso Davies and then there is also the preview of the Champions League eighthlap in Salzburg.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.