Julian Nagelsmann urged Bayern Munich to get back in shape quickly after a 1-1 draw with Eintracht Frankfurt in Frankfurt extended the Bundesliga leaders’ “crisis of results”.
Randal Colo Muani struck in the second half, canceling Leroy Sané’s first strike and extending the reigning Bundesliga champions’ winless streak.
Bayern have drawn 1-1 three times in a row since the league resumed after the World Cup and the winter break, and they are only one point ahead of Union Berlin at the summit.
With just over two weeks left before the Champions League game against Paris Saint-Germain, poor form is a concern and Nagelsmann went so far as to call the situation a “crisis”.
“In order to be able to play the big games, you have to play the small games in a way that psychologically you are in good shape,” he said after the game.
“We don’t have much time before the big games to start this streak. So we have to start at some point – the first step is always the hardest. This is the result of the crisis.
“The acceleration of the game was not very good. In all three games the opponent defended deeply.
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“Today we also had many situations where we could use very good players in space, but we played almost exclusively on the wing.
“The opponent can adapt well to that. We should have done much more. There are a lot of things we could really do better.”
Thomas Müller, captain of the team against Frankfurt, similarly assessed the situation and said that the game was not good enough for a club of Bayern’s stature.
“Frankfurt made things difficult for us. But the situation is what it is. We have to do better,” Muller told Sky.
“Three draws is impossible, we are Bayern Munich. It is clear that we are unhappy that we do not win three times in a row. It’s brutally annoying.”