Bayern Munich call in media briefing amid Niko Kovac pressure

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Ten-man Bayern Munich bounced back to winning ways with a comfortable 3-1 victory at Wolfsburg.

The "Bavarians" assumed possession of the ball and controlled the proceedings yet Nico Kovac's men failed to make the most of their opportunities in the first half. We wanted everybody to focus, work hard and stand up for the club for 90 minutes.

'I don't know, they have eight guys in midfield, it's going to be hard, ' Mats Hummels appeared to say. "Uli Hoeness and Karl-Heinz Rummenigge trusted Niko Kovac and they have to hold on to him".

"You can also beat the leader as the last-place team", said Weinzierl, a former Augsburg and Schalke coach. "His only problem is that those, who are not playing are upset", Hoeness commented adding that would be the problem of everyone coaching one of the big teams. They may not have cancelled Oktoberfest, but if they are still sixth in December, you can bet Bayern will cancel Christmas.

"For me, it is not normal". Werder Bremen later went second in the table, knocking Bayern down to third, after midfielder Maximilian Eggestein scored either side of half-time in their 2-0 win at Schalke.

Bayern Munich's stars (from left) Manuel Neuer, Thiago Alcantara, Javier Martinez, Mats Hummels, Niklas Suele, Robert Lewandowski and Joshua Kimmich celebrate in front of their travelling fans after their 3-1 win at Wolfsburg on Saturday. From there, everything has gone the wrong way. I feel that. There are very good players there.

"I think the power should stay within ex-players".

"That felt like a liberation", said centre-back Mats Hummels, while sporting director Hasan Salihamidzic was equally relieved, saying: "We have shown character in a hard phase".

However, Bayern calmed the fears of their supporters by restoring their two-goal advantage in the 72nd minute, with Lewandowski turning provider to pick James Rodriguez for the close range finish.

"A couple of weeks ago, Bayern were in a class of their own and Kovac was seen as a coach who can walk on water", Wolfsburg sporting director, Joerg Schmadtke, said. They're not performing and giving everything.

With the worldwide break upon them, coach Niko Kovac and co have a bit of time to find those solutions. The last time this trio was involved together at a press conference was to announce the return of Jupp Heynckes as manager in 2017.