Oct 18, 2016

    Rummenigge slams Bayern's players for 2-2 draw


    BAYERN Munich's chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge has described as "unacceptable" their 2-2 draw at 10-man Eintracht Frankfurt which leaves the German league leaders winless in their last three games.

    Bayern host PSV Eindhoven in a key European match tomorrow night, needing a win following last month's 1-0 Champions League defeat at Atletico Madrid.

    Having won the German league title for each of the last four seasons, Bayern have set themselves high standards and Rummenigge was unimpressed with the lacklustre first-half display at Eintracht on Saturday.

    Bayern had 62 per cent possession - their lowest in their 10 games so far this season - and rode their luck, especially in the first-half, at Eintracht.

    "That wasn't Bayern Munich in the first-half, we can't play like that," he fumed.

    "It was unacceptable, we have to go out on the pitch with a different attitude.

    "You have to stick the finger in the wound, every now and then.

    "We have to show a different attitude on Wednesday or we will have problems."

    Bayern's Arjen Robben and Frankfurt's Szabolcs Huszti both scored first-half goals.

    After Germany international Joshua Kimmich put Bayern back in front, Frankfurt had Huszti sent off but Mexico midfielder Marco Fabian scored their crucial second equaliser 12 minutes from time.

    Robert Lewandowski gave cause for optimism by kick-starting Bayern's attack when he came on for the final 25 minutes but the hot-shot could not break the deadlock.

    New coach Carlo Ancelotti won his first seven games to set a new club record to get off to a flying start when he replaced Pep Guardiola this season.

    The last three weeks have seen a nosedive in fortunes but Rummenigge refused to blame the Italian for the dip.

    "It has nothing to do with it, we have a lot of players who are injured, but we have such a broad, high-quality squad," he said.