Tuchel: We simply weren’t good enough

Borussia Dortmund boss Thomas Tuchel has made no excuses for his side's 5-1 defeat at the hands of Bayern München on Sunday.

Dortmund were completely outplayed by the Bundesliga frontrunners, with a Thomas Muller brace putting the Bavarians 2-0 up at the Allianz-Arena before Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang pulled one back for the visitors before the break.

Any thoughts of a Dortmund comeback were soon dashed though, with Robert Lewandowski continuing his incredible scoring run with two more goals, before Mario Gotze rounded out the scoring with Bayern's fifth.

Speaking after the match, Tuchel conceded his team were beaten by a better side.

"We've got to accept that we were not good enough," he said. "Congratulations to Bayern – they deserved to win."

Tuchel lamented Dortmund's defensive frailties, with Bayern time and time again finding ways through the BVB defence with relative ease.

"At the beginning we were brave but goals from long balls are the most bitter that you can get. It must not happen," he told Sky Deutschland.

"We weren't as clinical in the final third as Bayern but what can I say? That sort of thing [long balls] shouldn't happen.

"We need to go back to defensive positioning and discipline."

Despite the comprehensive scoreline, Dortmund captain Mats Hummels has insisted that their performance was not as dire as it may appear.

"When I say what I'm about to say, everyone will say: 'Is he out of his mind?' But I don't think we put in a bad performance today," he said. "There have been no other teams this season that have caused danger in front of Bayern's goal so often.

"We just weren't clinical enough and now we need to make sure that we get back to winning ways. We need to bounce back against Mainz on the Friday after the international break."

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