According to a report published by ‘Kicker’ earlier on today, it has been alleged that several players were so determined to proof that Ancelotti was not right for the job in Munich that they trained behind his back as part of their own schedules, this days after the Italian was sacked as the team head coach following a 3-0 defeat to PSG in the champions league.
Willy Sagnol took over the German champions as a result on interim basis and after his first match in charge, it is clear that the Bavarians problems are just much more than Ancelotti’s training techniques.
After seven matchdays, Borussia Dortmund lead the Bundesliga by five points, while Bayern, who will be without shot stopper Manuel Neuer until the turn of the year, have already conceded 7 goals – the clubs worst ever start in over a decade.
After the two-all draw against Hertha Berlin, it meant that Bayern had now given away a two-goal lead twice in the Bundesliga for the first time in the history of the club, the first coming against Wolfsburg days earlier.
Now, Sagnol has admitted that Bayern are no longer Germany’s strongest team after enduring a turbulent week which they have failed to win a single match, drawing twice and losing once in a high profile fixture despite controlling either games.
“We are now no longer the strongest team in Germany. We’ve got a squad with a lot of quality, with a lot of experience, “It’s a bit annoying. When you are 2-0 up, you need to be more focused, you need more discipline,” Sagnol said in his post-match news conference. “We had nothing of that for 10 minutes. And we paid for it.”
The German giants hold up play is as strong as ever considering their average possession score stands at an astonishing 60%, completing 87% of their attempted passes accurately.
Offensively, Bayern haven’t been at their sharpest and Sagnol will look to address this area of their game. In the 105 scoring chances created, the Bavarians have only managed to score 16 across all competitions – 6 of those coming in from definite “Big chances” and another 6 coming directly from set pieces.
An article by The Sun alleged that Bayern woes were as a result of Ancelotti losing his dressing room with Five club stars turning against the Italian but recent results point to more than just lose tempers and big egos but more of an uninspired bunch.