“Take it easy”? Are you kidding me? Are you serious when you say that!
He doesn’t want to “take it easy”, said the coach. Instead, Flick warned the Madrilenians: “They have the best offensive and second-best defense in Spain”. Exactly 100 days after the triumph of Lisbon, the defending champion is on his way to the Iberian Peninsula again.
Nubile instead of new in the box
The three top players Lewandowski, Goretzka and Neuer will not sit on the plane. Instead of number one in goal, Alexander Nübel will stand between the posts. For the newcomer, this should “be another opportunity to show his quality”. According to Flick, Niklas Süle still has to “wait for the day tomorrow”. The coach still has to do without the long-term injuries Joshua Kimmich and Alphonso Davies.
Martínez is looking forward to returning to Spain
Javi Martínez, Lucas Hernández and Jérôme Boateng took part in the final training despite their injuries sustained in the league game at VfB Stuttgart. The Spaniard Martínez is particularly looking forward to meeting his compatriots. “Flying to Spain” is “always something special” for him. His only regret was that the game had to take place without a spectator. After all, it is “otherwise always really loud” there. He gave the all-clear for a possible use in. “I went out limping a bit, but now I feel good”. He hopes that it will be “100 percent tomorrow.” This is exactly what the coach wants to see in his players.