Thomas Tuchel has opened up about the clash between Sadio Mane and Leroy Sane. Mistakes are acceptable, but never acceptable.
Bayern Munich lost 0-3 to Manchester City in the first leg of the quarterfinals of the 2022-23 season European Football Association (UEFA) Champions League (UCL) held at the Etihad Stadium in Manchester, England at 4:00 am (Korean time) on the 12th. . With this, a red flag was turned on for Munich to advance to the semifinals. 토토사이트
In the last round of 16, Munich defeated Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) and Man City defeated Leipzig to advance to the quarterfinals. Munich, which represents the German Bundesliga, and Man City, which dominates the English Premier League (EPL), met on the way to the semifinals. Expectations were high with a big final match.
However, the match was one-sided. Manchester City took the lead with Rodri’s first goal in the first half and Bernardo Silva’s and Erling Haaland’s goals in the second half. In the remaining time, Munich launched a counterattack by replacing Thomas Müller and Joao Cancelo, but it did not come to fruition in the end.
In the end, Munich lost to Man City and faced the crisis of elimination. Even an unexpected collision occurred after the end of the match. The news is that Mane, who had an argument in the middle of the match, assaulted Sane. Controversy grew when Sane was reported to have suffered an injury to his lip.
He was even punished. Munich officially announced on the club’s website, “Mane will not be included in the call-up list for the 28th round of the German Bundesliga against Hoffenheim on the upcoming Saturday. Because of the offense (assault) after the match against Man City. A fine will also be imposed.”
In the midst of this, coach Tuchel also expressed his position. According to the British public broadcaster ‘BBC’, coach Tuchel said, “It was a major incident. It was very important to organize before the next training session.” He continued, “I have known Mane for a long time. He is the best player and he is focused on football. He has complete trust in Mane and everyone can make mistakes.”
“Mane apologized and I believe him but this was too serious. You will be disciplined and fined. I think what happened in the locker room will end there. We don’t need that situation to prove that our team is alive. We will not tolerate (assault).” He also left a warning message to Mane.