Lagos – FC Bayern scored their first small success even before the Champions League final started. The “Cascade” hotel in Lagos in the Algarve would also have liked to welcome coach Thomas Tuchel with Paris Saint-Germain, as Bayern coach Hansi Flick revealed. The German football record champions were quicker in their planning. The possible last opponent of PSG must now prepare for his appearance this Wednesday against Atalanta Bergamo in Faro, which is also in the Algarve.
“This is a well-known and popular hotel, where many clubs have already organized training camps,” Flick explained. From the Bundesliga, RB Leipzig, Bayer Leverkusen and VfL Wolfsburg have already been to the luxury resort, which also specializes in football teams.
After the arrival of the Bayern convoy on Sunday evening, some Munich professionals like Thiago and Philippe Coutinho first took advantage of the magnificent view from the rugged Atlantic coast.
Bavarians are in Lagos to work, not to relax. “We are not going to say that we are in Portugal, that we are near the sea and that we are now on vacation,” said vice-captain Thomas Müller. The avid golfer should be happy that there is a driving range and putting greens in the facility.
It was important for Flick that the training area was right next to the facility, especially during the Corona era. The Bayern entourage can thus prepare optimally for the quarter-finals on Friday in Lisbon against FC Barcelona. Flick has scheduled the first training session for Monday at 11:00 a.m. local time (12:00 p.m. CEST). It is important to acclimatize as well as possible to the climate of mid-summer in Portugal. “I hope we stay here for a long time and succeed as much as possible,” said captain Manuel Neuer in preparation for the final scheduled for 23 August.