Bayern collapse started weeks ago, claims Beckenbauer

The Germany legend has voiced his disappointment with the Bavarians’ performances ever since they wrapped up the Bundesliga title

Bayern Munich’s honorary president Franz Beckenbauer feels on-field matters at the club have not been right for a number of weeks and was not surprised with their heavy defeat at the hands of Real Madrid in the Champions League semi-finals.

After a largely dominant 2013-14, Bayern have faltered since the start of April, losing their 53-match unbeaten run in the league and seeing their hopes of back-to-back European titles dashed as they were sent crashing out of European club football’s elite tournament after a 4-0 second-leg defeat to Madrid on home soil having lost the first leg 1-0 at the Santiago Bernabeu.

While Pep Guardiola’s side can still add the DFB-Pokal to their Bundesliga crown this season, Beckenbauer believes the club are no longer the dominant side they were earlier this campaign. 

“Bayern are not right. This is something that we have known for weeks. The disappointment is huge,” Marca quotes Beckenbauer as saying. 

“From August until the season restarted a few weeks ago they played at the highest level and with maximum concentration.

“Then began a period of weakness and poor concentration that lasts until now.”

Bayern have won just four out of their last 10 games.

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