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Thomas Tuchel singles out Harry Kane for criticism after shock Bayern Munich defeat

Thomas Tuchel singles out Harry Kane for criticism after shock Bayern Munich defeat

Bayern Munich suffered a third defeat in a row and Harry Kane was criticised by manager Thomas Tuchel.

Thomas Tuchel didn't refrain from criticising Harry Kane after Bayern Munich suffered a third straight defeat.

Having been beaten 3-0 by league leaders Bayer Leverkusen last week, Bayern slipped to a 1-0 loss to Lazio in the Champions League in midweek.

The Bavarians desperately needed to bounce back but lost 3-2 away at VFL Bochum on Sunday and now find themselves eight points off the top with 12 games remaining.

Bayern had Dayot Upamecano sent off for the second game in a row but Kane also didn't cover himself in glory.

The England captain reduced the deficit late on to make it 3-2 with his 29th goal of the season.

But he spurned a golden chance in the first half, blazing over after Jamal Musiala had played him through.

And Tuchel bemoaned the miss and a number of others, which he believes proved costly.

Speaking to DAZN, he said: “We created some top-class chances. Harry's chance in the first half may have been the deciding factor.

"If he finished that with one touch instead of trying to play it, the game is over. I don’t think today’s defeat was fair; I think a lot went against us.

"I think we had an xG value of 3.4 and we had four, five, six top-class chances. We completely dominated the game and actually went behind out of nowhere. We never stopped putting in the effort until the end and then played with a man down for a long time. A lot went against us. I feel today's defeat is different to the last two.”

Image: Getty
Image: Getty

Bayern have won 11 Bundesliga titles in a row but now face a tough task to retain their crown, with Xabi Alonso's Leverkusen well-placed to finally win the German top flight.

Tuchel is under immense pressure but the latest report is that Bayern have no plans to sack him.

Next up is a crunch clash with RB Leipzig next Saturday.

Featured Image Credit: Getty

Topics: Harry Kane, Thomas Tuchel, Bayern Munich