Bayer 04 Leverkusen have turned out to be the perfect build-up opponents for FC Bayern. The Werkself made numerous individual mistakes and failed to show any signs of rebellion. For coach Gerardo Seoane, the air is very thin after the 4-0 defeat.
With players like Schick, Diaby, Tah, Tapsoba, Demirbay etc. Bayer 04 Leverkusen should actually play for the CL places. After almost a quarter of the season, however, the Werkself find themselves in the unquestionable 16th place in the table and could even lose this position if Wolfsburg wins a point. Bayer 04 Leverkusen have been the biggest disappointment of the season so far. The calamity actually started with the embarrassing defeat of the cup against Elversberg. This was followed only by victories against Mainz in the Bundesliga and, of all places, Atlético Madrid in the Champions League. But it is clear that even that cannot hide the measly five points in eight games.
The Leverkusen coach noted after the game that Bayern "played themselves intoxicated", but also blamed his team for the clear result. He also questioned the attitude of his eleven. "We didn't do our part. Although we weren't often outnumbered, we didn't get into the duels. And the same with the ball, if you don't accept the duels, you don't keep it," he explained and buttoned himself his players. "It's mainly a question of will: Am I ready to go that last meter at top speed? Do I have this last bite? And we definitely didn't have that today. That's one of the basics in every sport with the same number of players, oneself to assert against opponents", the angry coach railed in an interview with DAZN.
Bayer 04 Leverkusen doesn't have much time to heal their wounds. The CL game against Porto continues during the week before they meet Schalke 04 in the league. These will be finals for Seoane if he is not sent out early. In any case, sports director Simon Rolfes avoided the question about the future of the coach. "We need success in the short term, a different attitude in the short term. That's the crucial thing we should be dealing with – and not with other things. The way we played is unacceptable," criticized Rolfes. A premature Seoane-Aus can therefore no longer be ruled out. With the catastrophic balance sheet, it's really no wonder.
This article was originally posted on 90min.com/de as Leverkusen goes under in Munich: has Gerardo Seoane used up his credit? released.