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Kovac ‘Annoyed’ As Bayern Slip Behind Dortmund

Bayern Munich coach Niko Kovac has said he is annoyed at his team’s attitude after Saturday’s 1-1 draw in Freiburg saw Bayern slip two points behind rivals Borussia Dortmund in the Bundesliga title race.

“I am not just disappointed, I am also annoyed,” said Kovac.

Kovac believes some of his players underestimated Freiburg and thought it would be a stroll in the park.

“We didn’t go into the game in the way I thought we would. One or two players perhaps thought that it would all just work out fine, but that isn’t the case in Freiburg.”

Bayern drew level just before half-time after Freiburg drew first blood. But the defending champions wasted many glorious opportunities to pull ahead, and eventually settled for a draw.

The result was harder to swallow as a Paco Alcacer’s late double saw Dortmund beat Wolfsburg to return to top spot.

Bayern’s sporting director, Hasan Salihamidzic also questioned the team’s mentality.

“Watching from the sidelines, you didn’t get the feeling that the players wanted to win the game at all costs,” he said.

Bayern face Dortmund next weekend at the Alianz Arena.

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