Saturday 21 November 2020
For the first time in a year, FC Bayern missed a win at home. Against Werder Bremen, the record champions made a mistake in the title fight. That upset the Munich team, including a “very cheap goal”. The Munich man is also afraid of Lucas Hernández’s injury.
The completely unexpected stumbling block really hurt Hansi Flick. And that on the anniversary evening too, it was nothing with the 46th victory in the 50th competitive game. After a brief clap with Florian Kohfeldt, the Bayern Munich coach trudged grouchily into the cabin after the disappointing 1: 1 (0: 1) against Werder Bremen. “We conceded a very, very cheap goal,” complained Thomas Müller after the game at Sky: “So the Bremen plan will work. You defended with discipline.” In the forward movement of Bayern, however, “the top chances were missing,” complained Manuel Neuer. “We had to invest a lot.” You only had five good chances to score, said the goalkeeper, “that’s usually double that for us”.
“We didn’t manage to clear ourselves more often from outside,” said head coach Flick. “The few moments we created weren’t that dangerous because Bremen defended them well. We have to defend the 0: 1 better.” Overall, the coach of his team, which at least had fought their way back to a draw, did not want to certify a good performance: “We are not satisfied with the game.”
“Wait and see” with Hernández
In addition to the Werder damper, FC Bayern now have to fear a failure of defender Lucas Hernández. The soccer world champion hit the ground after a duel against Bremen and was replaced after 19 minutes. “Lucas landed his pelvis on the floor, with full force. He has had problems stepping and is being examined,” said Flick. “We’ll have to wait and see how it looks with him.”
Hernández will be examined on Sunday, the coach said. For the defender, who signed on for 80 million euros last year, a long absence would be particularly bitter, as he is now a regular left-back at Munich after a difficult first season (comeback after a knee injury). Alphonso Davies is missing as another left-back injured.
However, Flick is hoping for one or two returners for the Champions League game against RB Salzburg on Wednesday. “Bouna Sarr could be an option for Wednesday, as could Coco Tolisso. But we won’t take any chances, nor do we have enough players on board,” he said. Should Hernandez fail, it will be “a bit tight on the defensive, we have to be creative”.