Hansi Flick recalls his eventful season in club magazine FC Bayern. It explains its philosophy – and is particularly clear on one point.
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Munich – The scenery is a bit like Christmas, although it happened in the middle of summer. Light in Luz Stadium it was off, but four figures were visible in the distance in the central ring of the arena in Lisbon. They sat surrounded by glittering confetti. You couldn’t hear anything, but the photo said more than a thousand words anyway. Joshua Kimmich, David Alaba, Serge Gnabry and Hansi Flip he silently enjoyed Bayern’s triple victory. For the Bayern coach, “one of my personal moments in 2020”.
Flick fondly remembers that magical night, which is logical as it crowned his success story after less than a year in office. However, for the 55-year-old, he sees the upcoming year – and so terribly exhausting – as an opportunity for a fuller summary. In club magazine 51 he looks at what has been achieved so far – but also says: “If I’m not always ready for an extra parameter, then I don’t have a place in Bavaria.”
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These words are by no means meant to threaten, Flick is pleased with its professionals, “not worried” about the lack of motivation in a triple season. However, he would like to express that Bayern “does not need players who only jump as high as they have to”. The willingness to subordinate everything to success every day is part of it This club’s DNA. He lives it – not without reason Karl-Heinz Rummenigge praises: “I would call this style in which we play today FC Bayern style.” .
Professionals value in their trainer “exactly where you stand”. So says Thomas Müller, who described Flick as brave from day one – still as interim coach. Flick also remembers his first Bundesliga game in which he had to play against BVB. He chose an offensive squad – and when his players asked if it could be done, he replied, “Yes, we can do it!” The match ended 4-0.
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Flick knows what he wants, for him, “this question has to be asked Play carefully to go, I never actually asked. Müller says: “He never stops thinking outside the box.” Our focus is always on “the point of view that FC Bayern needs clear DNA”. Flick describes them as “Ball possession, domination, goal offense.” When he was a player himself, it was said: “The most important thing is to win! FC Bayern has always defined themselves through success, but today the way you win is part of that. ” Bayern are not adjusting to their opponent under Flick, but are doing their job.
Although Flick says soccer is allowed “never be dogmatic“He has clear ideas for which he is internally responsible. He is considered a controversial spirit, but the folks on the upper floors of Säbener Straße say: That’s why he changed from interim to head coach – and should stay longer. He has not yet had a real crisis to ease, though he knows that “in sports you grow up in difficult times.”
If someone had come in 2021 they would have been prepared. He has the trust of the bosses. “Hansi is a gift for FC Bayern”says Rummenigge. But it really suits Christmas. – Hanna Raif
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