Hansi Flick addressed Bayern Munich’s defensive woes after his side threw away a 2-0 lead to lose 3-2 to Borussia Monchengladbach on Friday night.
Robert Lewandowski and Leon Goretzka gave the visitors the lead, but a brace from Jonas Hofmann and another goal from Florian Neuhaus saw the hosts make an epic comeback.
And speaking after the game, Flick made his thoughts known after a disappointing defensive display.
“If you look at our game, it’s noticeable where we have problems: That we don’t secure depth when we have possession of the ball,” said Flick told DAZN (h/t Tz).
“We simply have to improve that. Gladbach was brutally efficient against our defence. Normally, when you’re winning 2-0, you go back to Munich with three points. Simple mistakes were punished today.”
Flick acknowledges Hofman caused defensive troubles
The Bayern boss added that Hofman constantly troubled his backline and also explained why he chose not to make substitutes in hopes of solidifying the defence.
“Jonas Hofmann comes twice from deep and runs very well behind our defensive line,” Flick added.
“On the second goal, David (Alaba) was one step too early. We are angry about the defeat. All of the players who were on the pitch tried their best. I decided not to make subs. This decision had to do with the course of the game and not with the quality on the bench.”
This was Bayern’s second loss of the season and only the fourth defeat for Flick in his 60th game in charge in all competitions.
The defending champions still sit atop the Bundesliga league table, but RB Leipzig can overtake them with a win against Borussia Dortmund.