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Kovac slammed by Muller's wife after benching Bayern star against Freiburg

8:32 PM WAT 03/11/2018
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The decision to leave Muller clicking his heels on the sidelines for more than 70 minutes did not go down well with the star's other half

Bayern Munich coach Niko Kovac incurred the wrath of Thomas Muller's wife after leaving the star on the bench for much of the struggling Bundesliga champions' draw against Freiburg

The Bavarians once again dropped points on Saturday, as they were held to a 1-1 draw at the Allianz Arena

Serge Gnabry seemed to have earned his side three points with a late goal, only for Freiburg's Lucas Holer to swoop in the 89th minute to the frustration of Kovac and his charges. 

Muller saw much of the game on the sidelines, entering with 20 minutes to go - a decision that did not amuse wife Lisa. 

"More than 70 minutes until he finally has a brain wave," she wrote on Instagram as her husband prepared to enter the action. 

After the game, both Muller and Kovac attempted to play down the criticism. 

"It was out of emotion. In retrospect I don't think it was super. But she just loves me, what should I do?" the Germany star signalled to Sky

Kovac added: "There's nothing to clarify. Obviously it wasn't Thomas himself who wrote that."

Bayern currently lie second in the Bundesliga, four points behind leaders Borussia Dortmund

The two pace-setters clash in the next round of league fixtures on November 11, when Bayern visit Signal Iduna Park for the first Klassiker of the season.