Bayern Munich cancels public training session after Frankfurt defeat, pressure mounts on Kovac

After suffering a 5-1 defeat to Eintracht Frankfurt, Bundesliga champ Bayern Munich has cancelled a public training session, which was planned for Sunday.

Bayern Munich has cancelled Sunday's scheduled open training session in the wake of its 5-1 defeat to Eintracht Frankfurt, as the pressure mounts on Niko Kovac.

The Bundesliga champion was humiliated by Kovac's former club on Saturday as the side fell four points behind Borussia Monchengladbach at the top of the table.

Bayern has won just one of its past four league outings and, though it has found some form in the Champions League, Kovac appears to be under significant pressure.

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Following Saturday's result, the club confirmed a planned session that would have been open to the public will not be held.

"After the defeat in Frankfurt, the decision was made at short notice not to train tomorrow in public. We ask all fans for understanding," Bayern said in a statement.

Jerome Boateng was sent off after nine minutes and, although Robert Lewandowski scored his 20th goal of the season, goals from Filip Kostic, Djibril Sow, David Abraham, Martin Hinteregger and Goncalo Paciencia sealed Eintracht's win.

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Speaking afterwards, Kovac insisted: "I did not give up last season and I will not give up now. When it comes to such situations, you must not get restless.

"I leave here sad and disappointed. I'm not starry-eyed – I know the business. But I will not give up."

Bayern will next take on Olympiacos in the Champions League before a crunch Klassiker clash with title rival Borussia Dortmund.