Bayern Munich chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge has criticised the club’s players, claiming they lack passion.
The German champions were handed their their second defeat of the season in a 2-1 home reverse to league leaders Mainz on Saturday.
Louis van Gaal’s side have picked up just eight points from their opening six Bundesliga games, while Mainz maintained their 100 per cent start to the season.
But Rummenigge believes Bayern could have ended Mainz’s winning run had they matched their spirit.
He said: “You have got to say that we never got into the game from the beginning. Mainz had a great willingness to run; they were aggressive and played with passion.
“We did none of this. After the win at Hoffenheim we had hoped that we could get three points today and climb the table.
“Now we have got to ensure that we turn the corner because 10 points (behind Mainz) are certainly a lot. We really cannot be happy with our performance.”
Bayern now have two important games against Basle in the Champions Leagueand Borussia Dortmund in the league this week.
“The beautiful thing about football is that you can put things right again in three days time,” he added.
“And we have to put things right because with a performance like that you will go nowhere in the Champions League, that’s for certain, and not in the Bundesliga either.”