German heavyweights Bayern Munich shared the spoils at the Allianz Arena with struggling TSG Hoffenheim on Saturday.
The team tutored by Thomas Tuchel have looked uninspiring since the former Chelsea boss was made manager.
As the minutes was drawing down to the expiration of the encounter, Bayern Munich appeared to lack any sort of attacking input and impetus needed to secure a victory over the Hoffenheim side.
If not for Benjamin pavard’s volley, the Bavarians would have even walked away from the Allianz Arena without any point.
Thomas Muller revealed his shock, in an interview with Maximilian Koch after the game saying: “We were shocked by our performance, we actually trained well. The coach must be shaking his head a bit.”
The performances on the pitch from Bayern Munich doesn’t show any intense training or practice from the players, considering they appear to lack strength and even push to soldier on.
They have not displayed any significant improvement since the embarrassing 3-0 loss to Manchester City in the UEFA Champions League on Tuesday.
Thomas Muller added: “We have to thank Stuttgart today, Thank God this business is fast paced enough that it’s now a matter of seizing the next opportunity.
“We have to get this game and performance out of our heads. We’ll do a good analysis tomorrow and then we’ll look towards Wednesday.”
Bayern Munich are still at the top of the German Bundesliga
Bayern Munich still sit at the summit of the German Bundesliga two points ahead of Dortmund after the Black and Yellows drew 3-3 against VFB Stuttgart at the Mercedes-Benz-Arena in Stuttgart, Germany.
Meanwhile, Leroy Sane’s injuries was visibly seen as he made his first Bayern Munich appearance since his midweek bust-up with team-mate Sadio Mane.
Sadio Mane allegedly punched Leroy Sane after their loss to Manchester City in the UEFA Champions League following an argument that ensued between both.
The Senegalese was suspended by Bayern Munich after the occurrence and he was unavailable for Saturday’s Bundesliga encounter against TSG Hoffenheim due to serving his one-game suspension.
Leroy Sane showed a busted lip
Sane displayed a visibly battered lip as he started for Bayern Munich against Hoffenheim at the Allianz Arena in Munich.
A statement from Bayern Munich ahead of the weekend clash reads: “Sadio Mane, 31, will not be included in the FC Bayern squad for this Saturday’s home match against 1899 Hoffenheim, This is due to his misconduct after Bayern’s Champions League match at Manchester City. Mané will also be given a fine.”
Reports in Germany indicate that Sane was keen to ensure his team-mate wasn’t penalized too harshly by the Bayern Munich hierarchy since Mane was still grieving over the death of his aunt in Senegal.
However, it is unknown if he will play in Bayern Munich next encounter, the second leg of their European showdown with defending champions of the Premier League Manchester City.
Manchester City defeated Bayern 3-0 in the first leg of the encounter courtesy of goals from Rodri, Bernardo Silva and Erling Haaland.
The Bavarians return to action in the German Bundesliga next Saturday when they visit the MEWA Arena to face Mainz 05.
Thomas Tuchel has picked up just two wins from 5 games since he was made manager of the German giants including a defeat to Freiburg which caused the club’s ouster from the DFB POKAL.