At one point from Borussia Mönchengladbach, David Alaba and Co. are in second place, followed by Freiburg and Wolfsburg. He remains close in the first half of the table, where the leader Mönchengladbach has only four points difference with the ninth Bayer Leverkusen.
These two teams meet on Saturday in Leverkusen. Gladbach's pursuers Bayern are hoping to be strong in Leverkusen and could at the same time pass Eintracht Frankfurt, the former club of coach Kovac.
Behind your own claims
The optics were not fair in Bayern. Since the intoxicating 7-2 match at Tottenham Hotspur in the Champions League four weeks ago, the Munichers have their own claims. Of the next five matches, Munich have won at least three goals, but missed the idea of play and sovereignty.
The stages of Frankfurt, from Olympiacos Piraeus Wednesday in the Champions League and the Bundesliga summit the following Saturday against Borussia Dortmund will reveal whether criticisms against Kovac will continue to increase during his second year in Bayern. "We also want to give our fans a good football, it's not right at the moment, it can not be dispelled," said Kovac.
"Simply more passion"
"We have to live small success stories, through safe play and self-confidence.If they lose the ball five times, it will be difficult to offer a sixth time," Kovac said. coach in Frankfurt from 2016 to 2018. "Simplicity, that's the difficulty, and that's where the beauty lies."
Kovac's job is to pass this on to his millions of sets. Aged 48, he demanded "simply more passion in duels, it's true that we are not there at the beginning and it takes a good feeling to enter a match", he demanded more than concentration. "You have to face the duels first, then lead them and win the best.
Kovac reprimands the attitude of the team
After the lean 2: 1 Cup in the second division, Bochum had repeatedly rebuked the attitude of his team. "I will not change either my person or my character," said Kovac, referring to other statements that could be misinterpreted.
"If honesty is no longer desired, then we can all conclude and the others who are different will have better chances of getting out better," Kovac said Thursday. "I am bad."
Hütter wants to "get up"
Frankfurt, however, wants to finish the series against Bayern's negative 16 games without a win. "We will do our best to give Bayern more than one match, so it's different from previous editions," said coach Hütter, who can further strengthen the defender's ÖFB Martin Hinteregger at the Cup in St. Pauli. (2: 1) had to be replaced after a blow to the knee.
His criticized colleague, Kovac, expressed Hütter retained. "He plays against Eintracht Frankfurt against Bayern Munich, I do not know what the situation is for the Niko at Bayern," said Hütter, Kovac's successor in Frankfurt for the 2018/19 season. "All I know is that he's won three titles in the last two years and that's a good coach."
Schlager in Mönchengladbach
The deciding match of the tenth day of the Bundesliga is, according to the situation at the table, the match of VfL Wolfsburg at sixth Borussia Dortmund on Saturday afternoon. Coach Oliver Glasner wants to quickly find his way back to success with Wolfsburg after a 1: 6 draw in the DFB Cup against RB Leipzig.
"It's important that we are physically and mentally up to the task," said Glasner. He assumes that the first competitive defeat of the season "leaves no major mark".