Bayern’s successful coach has been in office for 478 days. With a lot of calm and serenity, he brought the Munich team back on the road to success and clinched six historic titles within one season.
The 55-year-old has remained true to his playing style. Flick relies on a 4-2-3-1, he forces the dominant game and a high back four in order to generate maximum pressure from the opponents. Since his players have been in sleeper mode more and more often recently due to the high load and numerous failures, especially in the first 45 minutes, Flick has changed on the sidelines.
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Flick makes Bayern stars and referees steam
It gets louder when its players repeatedly choose the wrong action on the pitch. Likewise, he pushes you when you win duels. Noticeably often, he also corrects walking routes, for example with Leroy Sané.
The n it gets louder, waves it away, and rows with both hands in the air. In the 3: 3 against Bielefeld it bothered him that Ritsu Doan let himself fall on the ground and wanted to prevent a Bayern attack. He did not shy away from the verbal duel with the guests’ dugout.
Against Frankfurt (1: 2) he discussed for minutes after the half-time whistle with the referees and caught his first yellow card as a coach in the middle of the second half. In addition, he articulates his opinion more and more clearly at press conferences (as most recently in the farce around SPD health expert Karl Lauterbach) and continues to vehemently stand in front of his players.
Flick scores with his players
When Corentin Tolisso was injured (torn muscle tendon), he demanded immediate and long-term support from the whole club. Regardless of the fact that the Frenchman is one of the sales candidates in the summer. Such demands strengthen him in the cabin.
That he, as happened on Monday, respectfully but clearly stated that Jamal Musiala was recently in a mini-form low, disappointed in the Club World Cup in the final against Tigres (1-0) and was therefore less used in the result , is equally remarkable.
Because with his comprehensible explanation, he nipped in the bud the demands that Musiala should have played significantly more recently than Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting, who recently trained significantly better than the 17-year-old.
Flick always clearer, always more impulsive!
That’s behind Flick’s transformation
To SPORT1-Information, Flick has deliberately become more energetic, especially on the sidelines. With his activity and energy he wants to set standards, wake up the team and set a good example. His players should see: the coach gives everything and does not let himself down!
Fittingly, says Bayern legend Lothar Matthäus im SPORT1Interview: “Hansi has been with us long enough, he came to FC Bayern in 1985 and knows what’s going on in football. He’s a person who thinks about a lot. I think he currently has a job at Bayern that he has a lot of fun with; not only with the team, but also with his staff, as he always says. ”
“We know what has happened in the last few days,” said Flick on Monday: “I want my team to be back from the start. I have absolute confidence that the team will show that at Lazio.” (Lazio Rome against Bayern Munich at 9 p.m. in LIVETICKER SPORT1.de)
In other words: Flick will not back down on the sideline in the first leg of the Champions League first leg on Wednesday evening: “We have to see that we are in top form again before the Champions League games.
The se are special games. So expect I think the players are particularly motivated. ”
Just like your trainer is.