Bayern Munich coach Hansi Flick discussed tomorrow’s Champions League clash against Simone Inzaghi’s Lazio when speaking to gathered reporters in a press conference earlier today.
His words were noted by Italian media outlet La Lazio Siamo Noi.
I’m not looking for excuses, against Bielefeld and Frankfurt we didn’t play well, we can only salvage the second half.
Now we have to be ready for the Champions League games, and these are special matches, the players will be motivated.
He discussed the condition of 26-year-old German midfielder Leon Goretzka.
He’ll play from the start against Lazio. Then we’ll see how long he can stay on the pitch. It’s not easy to come back after contracting the virus, but he’s fundamental for our game.
The 55-year-old German coach commented on the team’s performances in their recent matches.
We know what’s happened in the last few games. I want my team to be there from the start. We have an idea of how we play football, and we want to play it again from the start.
I have absolute confidence that the guys will show that in the Lazio game. They played well against Dortmund.
He touched on the importance of Bayern assistant coach and former Lazio forward Miroslav Klose.
He can always help, not against the Biancocelesti. He makes a good contribution. He worked with the coach for four months in his last year, he also played with some players.
Training as a coach takes a long time, and he wants to get it right. We give him the time he needs for that.
The Bayern coach discussed the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic and its effects on football.
We are all worried. We have strengthened the measures further, these are things that are with us and will probably be with us for longer.
Nobody can predict how the situation will develop. It’s not a good situation for the team and everyone around it.
Finally, Flick discussed the various injuries affecting his squad.
We had some injured players, including Niklas Sule. We have scheduled a rest day for them, but they will definitely be with us tomorrow. Joshua Kimmich could also play on the right. But we still have to decide. Jamal Musiala is always an option.
However, there are fluctuations in the development of a young player. The last few weeks have been particularly long for him and there has also been a lot of excitement around him. He is on the right track again and is also a possibility for tomorrow.