According to manager Thomas Tuchel, Bayern Munich will keep looking for consistency but aren’t overly concerned about traveling to FC Copenhagen on Tuesday for a Champions League match.
The reigning German champions have had a mixed season. Although they began the season with a 3-0 loss to RB Leipzig in the German Super Cup final in August, they have yet to lose in the Bundesliga.
However, they squandered points in a 2-2 draw with visiting Bayer Leverkusen last month, and on Saturday, they managed the same result against Leipzig despite coming back from two goals down.
In their Champions League Group A opening last month against Manchester United, they defeated them 4-3 but should have won by a larger margin after leading 3-1 and then 4-2 in extra time.
“We’re not worried. We analyze it all and are drawing our conclusions, which we’ll discuss with the team,” Tuchel told a press conference on Monday.
“We’re trying to develop a better plan and fill it with more life. We’re still finding a way to get into games, which is the positive. We’ll stick with the positive things.”
Tuchel remarked that Copenhagen cannot be taken lightly and that he respects every Champions League team.
“We’re expecting Copenhagen in a 4-3-3 formation. They’re very compact, very dangerous on the counter, and we’re expecting a mix of long balls and passing play,” he added.
“There’s a lot of speed, with lots of mobile and quick players up front.
“In midfield, they have physically strong players, a back four with centre-backs who like to play and a goalkeeper (Kamil Grabara) with a really long throw.“
Tuchel pointed out that Copenhagen has a solid home record at Parken Stadium, having not suffered a loss there in either the qualifying for this season or Europe’s premier championship in 2022–23.
“We want to be the first team against Copenhagen to win away in this competition for a while, but their record at home says a lot about their quality,” he continued.
After Copenhagen and Galatasaray drew 2-2 on matchday one in Istanbul, Bayern is now in first place in group A.