Updated November 05, 2019, 3:57 PM
Two tough matches await Bayern. In the Champions League interim coach Hansi Flick has to give the team confidence again. What does he expect from the team.
After the separation of Nico Kovacs, Hansi Flick stars as FC Bayern Munich player on duty. "The team was now held accountable," the interim head coach of record-breaking flick Flick said initially in two games Tuesday at a news conference. "I'm looking forward to the game."
The day before the Champions League game against Olympiacos Piraeus on Wednesday (6:55 pm / Sky), Flick announced that he would be using Javi Martínez and Thomas Müller. The team is scheduled to play for the Bundesliga game against Borussia Dortmund on Saturday, Flick said. One or the other will be converted. Whether it puts international midfielder Joshua Kimmich or right-back, Flick is left-handed.
The 54-year-old reported good final training as his first unit and the only one before his appearance in the premier class against the Greeks. "I want to talk to all the players and tell them again what they are capable of and what they are working for. I want the team to take the initiative and show their quality," Flick said.
Kimmich on Flick: "He's the ultimate guy"
National player Kimmich now sees a team without alibi Kovacs. "We stand on the field and are responsible. Tomorrow we have to see if we win the game," the 24-year-old said, praising former assistant coach Flick. "You can take something positive from any new coach. He's a top guy, he has direct access."
Flick responded to a request for a possibly longer engagement with Bayern’s Avoidance. "I say one thing and that's all I said. I'm not one to live in the past or the future, the present is crucial for me," the coach said. "The bottom line is, we have to focus on what's coming, each of us."
Olympiacos Piraeus as the perfect starting opponent for Flick?
Two weeks after Greece's 3-2 draw, Piräus could be the perfect starting opponent for Flick. With a fourth win in the fourth game of the Champions League season, Bayern may prematurely enter the first knockout round. He would give this success after a low score of 1: 5 against Eintracht from Frankfurt, which resulted in Kovacs being separated, releasing a league duel this Saturday with Borussia Dortmund.
Flick has been given the temporary leadership of the club's leadership for at least these two games. "I think he's just the right guy at the moment," said CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge. In the background is the search for a new head coach.
Niko Kovac sharply criticized some players in analyzing the game in his last speech as Bayern coach on Sunday morning. Whom did he mean with what words. (Announcement image: imago images / Thomas Frey)
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