Ancelotti - Bayern Munich won't add players despite pre-season concerns

Bayern Munich manager Carlo Ancelotti has admitted that there won't be further additions to the squad despite their dismal pre-season to date.


The German champions lost to Liverpool by a comfortable 3-0 scoreline in Audi Cup, and the Italian admits that team need to change their attitude and spirit ahead of the new Bundesliga season.

Sadio Mane opened the scoring as early as the seventh following a lapse from Bayern's summer signing CorentinTolisso. Mohamed Salah made it 2-0 for the Reds in the first period before Daniel Sturridge completed the rout with a third goal in the 83rd minute after which he was subbed off with fatigue.

In his post-match news conference, Ancelotti admitted that he is worried about the situation, but he is confident that the team will come back from their defeat in their preparation for the new campaign, he said: "Of course, we are worried. These are hard games, but we knew that we are not in the best condition now. This is normal - we came back from China two days ago. We will surely be in better condition on Saturday. I also have to say we have to change our attitude and spirit. Liverpool played really well on the counter-attack but we didn't have any balance. We didn't play well both offensively and defensively and didn't have many opportunities to score goals."

Following the Reds defeat, Bayern have conceded 12 goals in five pre-season outings, but Ancelotti stresses that they need to find more balance between attack and defence in order to avoid shipping in more goals. Thiago Alcantara, David Alaba and James Rodriguez all appeared to suffer muscle problems during the Audi Cup game, but Ancelotti has revealed that only Rodriguez is a concern with a scan scheduled.

Bayern Munich have had a pre-season to forget with defeats against both AC Milan and Inter Milan whilst they also lost out to Arsenal via a penalty shoot-out. The Bavarian giants did manage to clinch a 3-2 victory over Chelsea last week, but the game could have easily ended as a draw had Michy Batshuayi's second goal not been ruled out as offside.

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