Head coach Niko Kovac believes that it is individual mistakes that has lead to the slump of Bayern Munich as they crashed to yet another defeat as Moenchengladbach  defeated them three goals to nil, leaving the German champions fifth in the Bundesliga table. After loosing 2 – 0 to Hertha Berlin last week and playing out a 1 – 1 draw against Ajax in the Champions League, Bayern Munich find themselves in an unfamiliar position as they are struggling to find form at the moment, winless in their last four matches in all competitions. The defending champions were 2 – 0 down to Gladbach within 16 minutes, leaking early goals to Alassane Plea and club captain Lars Stindl, before Patrick Herrmann added a late third on Saturday. This is the first time that Bayern have lost two consecutive league games in the Bundesliga since 2015 under head coach at the time Pep Guardiola, a time when they had already won the League. Kovac and Bayern are now four points behind leaders and rivals Borussia Dortmund, and surprisingly out of the Champions league spots, leading to come under pressure to perform. Kovac however, believes that it is individual errors that are costing the team. He says that all of them are trying but it is not coming together as a unit on the pitch.

To add to the already existing problems, David Alaba came off injured during the match. The injury is supposedly a tear and this leaves Bayern in a very difficult position, although they have a team full of superstars who are more than capable of coping with this injury. It is difficult solely because of the timing of his injury. Alaba is a very important squad player and a leader in this Bayern team. With Juan Bernat sold to PSG, and Rafinha out injured, Bayern are left with only one fit wing back in the form of Joshua Kimmich. This is Bayern’s worst start to a season in eight years, and the worst run of fixtures since Carlo Ancelotti was sacked after a 3 – 0 loss to PSG in the Champions league in the year 2017. The fixture list could help Bayern after the international break against mid-table Wolfsburg, then Mainz away in their next two league games.

Bayern Munich are a champion team that are filled with superstars and even though they are having a tough run, it is highly unlikely that their struggles will continue. The German champions are too good to not improve and it really wouldn’t be a surprise to see them bounce back soon enough. The manager wouldn’t have time to train with the players as they leave for the international break, Comeback will be on their mind as they return from the international break and look to set things right. 


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