Sat 01 April 2023 | 9:52

Tuchel admits regrets over how his time with Dortmund came to an end

New Bayern Munich head coach Thomas Tuchel admits he regrets how he left Borussia Dortmund.

Tuchel replaced Julian Nagelsmann at Bayern Munich during the international break. Bayern is one point behind leaders Dortmund in the Bundesliga and will face Manchester City in the quarterfinals of the Champions League.

Tuchel was Dortmund's manager from 2015 to 2017 and guided them to the German Cup in his second season but left the club after his relationship with the board broke down.

Ahead of the game against Dortmund on Saturday, Tuchel admitted that he had regrets over how his time with Dortmund came to an end.

"I think it's better if we leave it alone. It makes little sense to publicly stir up the dregs. The mood is very forgiving and everyone sees it that way,"

Tuchel told a news conference before Saturday's game.

"When I played with PSG in Dortmund, I got hugs from a lot of people and hugged a lot of people too.

"There were also many regrets that things came to an end, but it's been too long to open that drawer. It doesn't do anyone justice.

Former Chelsea manager also was asked about his first week at Bayern.

"Training wise it feels like we've had a day. With meetings, scouting opponents, talking -- it felt like a month's work,"

he added.

"I was pretty tired in the evening but you want to soak up as much as possible. It's very demanding but at the same time, the best there is. I'm very grateful to be given the confidence at such a level.”

Dortmund manager Edin Terzic said tomorrow’s game is a chance for both teams, but it won’t decide anything.

"What makes me particularly confident is the energy we have developed. This is because of our run, for example, and many good results,"

Terzic told reporters.

"We know our chance, and we want to take it. We have to do everything we can for that. We set out with the goal that we have to invest everything. We can send a signal -- both to ourselves and to the competition.

"Tomorrow's game can set a direction, but it won't decide everything... We must courageously seize our opportunities and show a different face tomorrow than we have in recent years in Munich."



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