Tuchel: We’ll get back on track

Mainz coach Thomas Tuchel has promised his side will bounce back from their first dropped points of the season.

A 1-0 defeat at home to Hamburg on Saturday ended their perfect start to the Bundesliga campaign and saw them miss out on a new record of eight straight wins at the start of the season, but Tuchel is refusing to panic.

"Our world does not fall apart," he said. "We will analyse this in good time and criticise what we were not happy with, but we will also find things that we did well and there were certainly a lot of these things."

The game showed how thin the line between success and failure can be.

Marco Caligiuri hit the post for Mainz while Lewis Holtby also almost scored before Jose Paolo Guerrero’s winner in the 89th minute.

Nevertheless, Tuchel admitted his side were not as bright as normal and he blamed the international break for knocking his team out of their rhythm.

"We were all a bit wild in possession," he said. "There were a few technical errors.

"We have paid for the international break due to the loss of harmony in our play and things did not run as smoothly as normal."

Mainz travel to Bayer Leverkusen next Sunday looking to get back on track.