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Tuchel's job secure for Arsenal match, Bayern assures

Bayern Munich coach Tuchel confirmed for Champions League game despite loss, Leverkusen close to Bundesliga title, Bayern players criticized.

Bayern Munich's sporting director, Christoph Freund, has assured fans that coach Thomas Tuchel will remain in charge for their upcoming Champions League match against Arsenal, despite suffering a shocking 3-2 loss to Heidenheim. The team had a comfortable lead at half-time but ended up conceding three goals to the newly promoted club, putting Xabi Alonso's Bayer Leverkusen on the brink of clinching their first Bundesliga title with a 1-0 win over Union Berlin.

Leverkusen currently holds a 16-point lead and only needs one more victory from their remaining six games to secure the title, breaking Bayern's streak of 11 consecutive league crowns. Despite the disappointing results, Freund confirmed that Tuchel will lead the team in the crucial quarter-final first leg in London, emphasizing the importance of bouncing back quickly after two consecutive losses.

Tuchel, who previously won the Champions League with Chelsea in 2021 and guided Paris Saint-Germain to the final the year before, is determined to address the team's issues and make necessary changes ahead of the upcoming match. Bayern's recent loss to Borussia Dortmund at home, the first since 2014, has raised concerns about the team's performance and commitment on the field.

Freund did not hesitate to criticize the players for their lackluster second-half performance against Heidenheim, describing the collapse of a two-goal lead as "unacceptable." He emphasized the need for every player to reflect on their contribution to the team and take responsibility for their performance, stressing the importance of unity and accountability within the group.

Heidenheim's coach, Frank Schmidt, suggested that Bayern's downfall was due to complacency, highlighting his team's aggressive approach and willingness to take risks in attacking the goal. The unexpected loss serves as a wake-up call for Bayern, prompting them to reevaluate their strategies and mindset as they prepare for the upcoming challenges in both domestic and European competitions.

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