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Gomez: Bayern has to be more flexible

MUNICH – Striker Mario Gomez thinks Bayern Munich needs to be more flexible in the way it plays and that the team must adapt better to the situation on the field.

Bayern finds it difficult to come from behind to win as the team struggles when it can’t dominate possession, Gomez told reporters Wednesday.

“Our game is based too much on possession,” Gomez said, adding that it wasn’t helpful when the team falls behind and the rival is mainly defending.

Bayern is coming off a 3-1 loss at Borussia Moenchengladbach. In all five losses this season, Bayern failed to come back after falling behind. The team has managed to rally for a win only once this season.

“That is no coincidence. We are stuck too much in our system. We have to be more flexible,” Gomez said in what appeared to be a mild criticism of coach Jupp Heynckes.

The loss in Moenchengladbach dropped Bayern into a tie atop the Bundesliga with Borussia Dortmund and Schalke.

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