Lagos / Berlin – Bayern coach Hansi Flick analyzed the secret of his success shortly before his side left to the Champions League finals in Lisbon. “I try to treat every player, every person I meet with respect. The way I would like to be treated myself,” he told “Sport Bild” (Wednesday). “It’s a matter of appreciation, of communication, which has always been an important part of my job.”
The game will be built in midfield, “there we have good order,” said Flick, who took over as coach at Munich in early November. Defense is with players who take responsibility. “David Alaba is playing in an exceptional, world-class manner. Jérôme Boateng has picked up where we know him. In midfield, Joshua Kimmich, Thiago and Leon Goretzka form a bulwark which also becomes clearer defensively. And Thomas Müller is unique, not to be copied. ” Müller and Boateng weren’t regulars with Flick’s predecessor Niko Kovac.
Flick also praised their Bundesliga rival Dortmund: BVB have high quality young players: Reyna, Sancho, Haaland, now Bellingham. “It’s a huge quality and a huge potential.” He likes to watch BVB, and Gladbach, Leipzig or Leverkusen also have continuity in their work and bring out talents. “Bayern and Dortmund are no longer alone in the Bundesliga. The summit has widened.”
On Friday (9 p.m.), the two-time German winner of Bayern Munich will face FC Barcelona in the quarter-finals of the Champions League final phase in Portugal.