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Posted on: Tuesday 25 August 2020 – 8:25 PM | Last update: Tuesday 25 August 2020 – 8:25 PM
Instead, Flick told his players, “Enjoy the night” after winning the continental title for the sixth time and securing the hat-trick of cup and league titles, as well as the Champions League.
At the team’s residence hotel, the players gathered and threw the coach in the air, as they had done a few hours earlier, at Al Noor Stadium, after defeating St Germain with a Kingsley Coman goal.
Amidst the celebrations, however, there was a fleeting moment of Flick’s earnest appreciation to the players for what they had achieved.
“You guys are really, really proud to be with you, a thousand thanks, I’ve never coached a team like this,” said Flick.
But also no coach has ever managed to lead a struggling team to an amazing hat-trick in just ten months.
Flick began the season as assistant coach, but he succeeded Niko Kovac as coach in November, and he succeeded in overcoming all obstacles on the field and also reached the team to safety during the emerging Corona virus crisis, which caused the disruption of football activity.
After winning everything, Flick smiled at a question directed to him about the next goal, even if he decided to step down immediately, he would leave as the king of football in Germany and Europe, what do you think and his contract extends until 2023 and has a group of young stars with determination under his leadership.
“Now I’m going to enjoy this final victory, we’re going home with the cup,” said Flick.
Bavarian state premier Marcus Sweder welcomed the team, who may have been tired after a long night and may also have been overwhelmed by emotion upon their return to Munich airport on Monday.
It is unlikely that the team will enjoy an open bus tour in Munich, and it is also unlikely that thousands of fans will receive it during the Corona pandemic crisis, and instead Bayern players got a 14-day break to spend their private holidays with their families away from football.
“Anything that comes in the future is behind us at the beginning,” Flick said.
Bayern will return to competitions on September 11th, and it is unlikely that there will be any complaints with the team after two weeks that look like dreams intertwining the training camp in Portugal.
During his career in the Champions League, Bayern, the Spanish giant, swept Barcelona with eight goals to two in the quarter-finals, and then beat French Olympique Lyon by three white in the golden square.
In the final, the competition was most intense and Bayern decided the task with Kingsley Coman’s goal, while goalkeeper Manuel Neuer saved more than one chance for Brazilian Neymar and his young colleague, Kylian Mbappe.
Bayern Chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge said at the team’s residence in the resort of Bena Longo, “Thank you for what we have seen for ten days, I have been working in this field for a long time, this is the biggest obstacle I have ever seen.”
Rummenigge added, “We lived strange times in the last three months, Corona, the absence of fans, the stadium would explode with the masses today.”
The small numbers of Bayern representatives who were present on the field did everything they could to support and support the team, especially after Koman scored a goal in the 59th minute, hoping that the team would maintain its progress until the end, which has already been achieved.
“It is a dream for all of us,” said Commander Neuer.
Rummenigge praised Neuer again in his winning speech, saying, “You are always a humble person. You did a great job, you should be proud of that.”
It’s hard to give Flick the credit he deserves after the great work he did in getting the team to their current form.
Polish sniper Robert Lewandowski won the Champions League for the first time with Bayern since his move to the team from Borussia Dortmund.
Lewandowski’s happiness was not limited to the European title only, he also succeeded in winning the title of top scorer in the Bundesliga with 34 goals, the German Cup with six goals, and the Champions League with 15 goals.
“He is a very important player for us, just like many other players,” Flick said of Lewandowski, referring to Thomas Muller, David Alaba and also Thiago before his possible departure from Bayern.
Flick also praised the young generation of players born in 1995, led by Joshua Kimmich, Leon Goretska, Sergei Gnabry and Niklas Schule, to 19-year-old Alfonso Davis.
“I have to pay tribute to them too,” Flick said. “In the end, every player has improved significantly, that’s why we won three titles, it’s always about the team.”
Kimmich talked about the secret of Bayern’s success this season and said, “The human side comes first. For him (Flick) we are not just players he uses within the system, but he looks at the human side.”
“The players and the coaching staff have noticed this,” he added.
After Kovac was sacked due to Bayern’s suffering in the Bundesliga, including the bitter defeat against Eintracht Frankfurt by five goals to one, Flick worked to change the general atmosphere and the performance of the players significantly.
Flick said that although the match was balanced, he felt that his team was invincible against Paris Saint-Germain, and no wonder the team had not suffered any defeat in 2020 and drew only once against Leipzig.
Flick’s method of pressing the opponent is bold, but his players have fitness, organization and self-confidence.
Bayern Munich strengthened its ranks on the international wing, Leroy Sane, as well as goalkeeper Alexander Nobel, in preparation for the new challenges that await the team.
The two players will join the squad in a completely different atmosphere than it was when Flick took over.
“Back in November, it was possible to sense that people were not afraid of the team anymore,” Flick said, referring to the period when Bayern were seventh in the Bundesliga table, seven points off the top.
“The progress that has happened since then has been exciting … We worked hard,” the coach concluded.