Hansi Flick looks back on an important season in the club magazine FC Bayern. He explained his philosophy – and was very clear on one thing.
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Munich – The scenery reminds us a little of Christmas, even though it takes place in the middle of summer. Enter lights Luz Stadium out, but four figures could be seen in the distance in the center ring of the arena in Lisbon. They sat surrounded by glittering confetti. You can’t hear anything, but this picture says more than a thousand words. Joshua Kimmich, David Alaba, Serge Gnabry and Hansi Shake off Bayern have quietly enjoyed a threefold win. For the Bayern coach “one of my personal moments in 2020”.
Flick fondly remembers that magical night, which is only logical, as it crowned his success story after less than a year in office. However, the 55-year-old has also taken a year that is almost over – and grueling – the chance to get a more comprehensive summary. In club 51 magazine he looks at what has been achieved so far – but also says: “If I’m not permanently ready for the extra parameters, then I have no place in Bavaria.”
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These words are in no way meant to threaten, Flick is satisfied with his pro, he is “not worried” about his lack of motivation in the post-triple season. But he wanted to reveal that Bayern “don’t need players who just jump as high as they have to jump”. The desire to surrender everything to success every day is a part of him The DNA of this club. He’s living it – not without reason praised by Karl-Heinz Rummenigge: “I would call the style we play today the style of FC Bayern.” He’s suffered a little in the last few years, but he’s been back since Flick took office. .
“Knowing exactly where you stand” is what professionals value about their coaches. Here’s what Thomas Müller, who described Flick as brave from day one – still as interim coach. Flick also remembers his first Bundesliga match, where he had to play against BVB. He was betting on the offensive line-up – and when his players asked if that was possible, 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 must be asked Play it safe to leave, never actually been asked ”. Müller said, “he never stopped thinking outside the box.” The focus has always been on “the point of view that FC Bayern needs clear DNA”. Flick described it in the words: “Having the ball, being dominant, striking the goal.” When he was a player, it was said: “The main thing is to win! FC Bayern has always defined itself through success, but today the way you win is part of it. ” Bayern didn’t adapt to opponents under Flick, but did their thing.
Even though Flick said football was allowed “never be dogmatic“, He has a clear idea, which is his responsibility internally. He is considered a controversial figure, but people upstairs at Säbener Straße say: This is why he went from being temporary to head coach – and had to stay for such a long time. He hasn’t really experienced a moderate to moderate crisis, although he knows “that in sports you grow up in difficult times.”
If anyone comes in 2021, he will be ready. He has the trust of the bosses. “Hansi is a gift to FC Bayern”said Rummenigge. But it fits Christmas perfectly. – Hanna Raif
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