Tuchel supports Bavaria’s weakening top transfers
4/4/2023 10:16 am
New coach Thomas Tuchel doesn’t have much time to get Bayern on track. In the Bundesliga, in the cup and in the Champions League, important games are happening in quick succession. He will have to count on two who have only partially convinced recently.
Bayern coach Thomas Tuchel has strengthened Sadio Mané’s recently weakening summer signing. “There is no question that Sadio is an absolute top player,” said Tuchel at a media round: “There is no doubt about his quality and what he can bring us.” According to the 49-year-old, a change of club “can always mean that you need time and acclimatize. Things that have been ingrained for years have to be readjusted. It’s a matter of time”.
The situation is similar with João Cancelo, who was loaned out from Manchester in the winter. “I love João,” said Tuchel, “I’m more than happy that he’s here.” The move to Munich was also associated with “a lot of change” for the Portuguese. “You always wish it would click, but that’s absolutely normal,” said Tuchel: “We’ll need him, too, soon. I’m convinced he can play at a top level for us.” Both newcomers did not really get a chance under the old coach Julian Nagelsmann.
After the successful start in the league summit against Borussia Dortmund, Tuchel will probably not dare too many experiments. “Our starting position allows us nothing but thinking about the next game,” said the 49-year-old before the DFB Cup quarter-finals against SC Freiburg on Tuesday (8.45 p.m. / ARD, Sky and in the live ticker on ntv.de). He described the game as a “super important knockout game”. The final in Berlin “is a sensational event that we absolutely want to be part of,” emphasized Tuchel.
It also doesn’t allow rotation. The time between the games was too short, the goal to be achieved is too big. That’s why he doesn’t want to mix things up in the three competitions at the end of the season and, above all, only wants to implement “recommendations from the medical department”. The Tuchel team won’t get through the next few weeks with just one starting eleven, but “we just have to make sure that we lead as many as possible in the short space of time, grow together as a group and quickly reach our top level”.