Thomas Tuchel: “I got the feeling we were content to sit back and defend”
BVB boss Thomas Tuchel appeared disappointed as he spoke to sky after the match in Mainz. “We simply weren’t active enough,” he lamented.
Question from reporter: Thomas Tuchel, what annoys you the most today?
“The fact that we lost our identity! I got the feeling we were happy to sit back and defend. Our mentality seemed to suggest that we thought it was simply a case of battling and that we would manage to win it somehow and take a 1-0 victory home with us. We simply weren’t active enough. That is the main point of criticism I have. We didn’t have the courage to move ourselves further forward and thus calm the game down. In fact the match started to be played from one penalty area to the other. The ball spent more time in the air than it did on the ground. We did not make use of our opportunities to switch the play either, otherwise we could have won. It can always happen that you are punished like that late on.”
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