Bayern Munich and manager Thomas Tuchel will be banking on Harry Kane to spearhead them to a victory over Borussia Dortmund in Der Klassiker tomorrow.
The Bavarians travel to Signal Iduna Park to face BVB, who are unbeaten in 16 games. Dortmund have clawed their way into fourth position and are only two points away from Bayern in second.
Bayern will be trusting Kane to help fire them past their arch-rivals in the highly-anticipated clash. They will want to avoid losing further ground against top-of-the-table Bayer Leverkusen.
The Bavarians need this victory more than ever after a shocking 2-1 loss to struggling third-tier team FC Saarbrucken in the DFB Pokal.
Sport1 reports that the first signs of friction between Tuchel and his squad are beginning to show.
There are now serious questions arising about the lack of improvement shown by the squad since Tuchel’s arrival in March.
The former Chelsea and Paris Sain-Germain coach has allegedly made a few players feel alienated, opting to talk to only a handful of players such as Kane and Leroy Sane.
The allegations claim that he doesn’t even speak to some regular starters, and they find out if they are starting from his assistant, Zsolt Low.
Tuchel has gone public with his criticism of the squad, which was not well-received by the players or the top brass.
Matthijs De Ligt has publicly voiced his concerns about his lack of game time, while Tuchel’s relationship with Joshua Kimmich has deteriorated, causing a potential rift.
Tuchel will need to avoid losing more players in the dressing room.
The Bavaria-born manager will also want to avoid losing Der Klassiker, as it would place severe pressure on him.
Tuchel will hope that Kane can inspire a win against Die Schwarz Gelben, and his recent form shows that he can produce the goods.
Before the DFB Pokal loss, he had scored in three consecutive outings, taking his tally for the club to 14 goals and seven assists in 13 appearances.
His team is banking on him to fire them to a win tomorrow – a victory ensures Bayern’s campaign remains on track, and talks of brewing squad discord can be put to rest.
Bayern are unbeaten against Dortmund in their last ten meetings (nine wins and one draw). BVB haven’t beaten Bayern in the Bundesliga since November 2018.
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