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By Rune Gjerulff@runegjerulff

Tuchel elaborates on Bayern exit, says Kimmich "hasn't been at his best"

At a press conference on Friday, Thomas Tuchel explained his and the club's decision to part ways this summer. He also criticized Joshua Kimmich's recent performances.
Earlier this week, Bayern Munich confirmed that Thomas Tuchel will be leaving his post as head coach at the end of the season following a string of poor performances.

At a press conference on Friday, Thomas Tuchel was asked about the decision and how it came about.

"We spoke on Tuesday and informed the team and the public on Wednesday. We're not satisfied with the way we're playing, the points tally or the three recent defeats," Tuchel told reporters.

"It's not a clear picture, there aren't guilty individuals. I take the responsibility, though. The footballing development and the results aren't what I want."

He went on to allay questions that his future departure could have a negative impact on his and the players' commitment.

"We love football and what we do. For me, whether I had a five-year contract or a five-week contract never mattered. All that matters is the here and now. There are new circumstances but that doesn't play a role. I love the job and obviously will do the job with the same energy as before. There's clarity now, and clarity gives freedom. Freedom is always good, both for coaches and players."

Asked about Kimmich at the press conference, Tuchel underlined the 29-year-old's importance to the team, but also said he doesn't think he's been at his best recently.

"Josh is an extremely important player, a leader. Josh also hasn't been at his best in the last few games. We're fighting for joint goals, that won't change," said Tuchel.

After three consecutive defeats, Bayern will be determined to return to winning ways against RB Leipzig on Saturday.

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