That was not Bayern Munich - Rummenigge laments bitter loss

Lawrence Cooper
October 1, 2017

Five-time European champions Bayern Munich must draw the consequences from their "very painful" 3-0 Champions league defeat by Paris Saint-Germain, according to the German club's chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge.

The German giants brought in the likes of James Rodriguez, Corentin Tolisso and Nicklas Sule in the summer to boost their hopes of enjoying success in Europe's top club competition, but the start of the new season has not gone well for Ancelotti and his team.

The 58-year old had already been under pressure following a 2-0 loss to Hoffenheim on September 9 and a 2-2 home draw with Wolfsburg last Friday.

Former player Willy Sagnol, the ex-France worldwide who had been serving as an assistant to Ancelotti, has been named interim coach. The previously dominant German champions now lie in third in the Bundesliga, having recently drawn 2-2 with Wolfsburg and getting beaten 2-0 by Hoffenheim.

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SportBild reported on Thursday morning that a meeting will be held later in the day once the travelling party arrives back in Munich. I've clearly said that a €100m player is unacceptable for Bayern.

Ancelotti was forced to defend his team selection after the defeat having left Ribery, Robben and Mats Hummels on the bench, while Jerome Boateng was not included in the squad. I know I will get criticism, that's fine.

"Carlo is my friend and he will remain so, but we had to take a professional decision in the interests of FC Bayern. I now expect the team to have a positive development and absolute performance, so we can reach our goals for this season". Then there is nothing to misunderstand or to interpret wrong. In the first half, we had good control of the game, good possession, some chances. "I thought a lot about what the best team to play was. That's where we have to continue".

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