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Tuchel laments "cheap" goals after loss to Leverkusen

By Rune Gjerulff   @runegjerulff

After Bayern's loss to Bayer Leverkusen, Thomas Tuchel expressed his frustration at the goals his team conceded.
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Bayern Munich coach Thomas Tuchel lamented the "cheap" goals his team conceded in Saturday's 3-0 loss to Bayer Leverkusen.

"The first goal we conceded is something you don't normally concede with a five-man backline. That cannot happen with a five-man backline. It ended up being a 3-0 defeat, but it didn't feel like one. After half-time, we conceded a goal with a one-two that was too cheap," Tuchel told Sky Germany.

"We definitely lacked the cutting edge up front to win," he added.

"We had the whole week to prepare. We wanted to defend very high up the pitch and that's what we did. I thought we did that for a long time, but we also made some incredibly poor decisions, especially after we won the ball. Then we lost our confidence."

Although the defeat increased Bayern's gap to Leverkusen to five points, Tuchel insisted their approach to the title race won't change.

"We're not going to throw in the towel on any matchday. For us, the gap has changed, but the approach hasn't. We have to keep going, get better and live up to the standards a href="https://bulinews.com/news/20405/muller-pissed-after-clear-defeat-against-leverkusen">that Thomas [Müller] has set.

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