The Bayern Munich coach praised Kylian Mbappé and insisted on the importance of qualifying for the Champions League semi-final.
Bayern Munich hope to take revenge on Paris Saint-Germain and advance to the Champions League semi-finals on Tuesday night. But the Bavarians will be deprived of several players including Robert Lewandowski, already forfeited in the first leg, and Niklas Süle. In a press conference, Hansi Flick admitted that he would have to compose his team like a puzzle with the many absences in his workforce.
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“It’s not that easy for the staff to have so many players affected, injured or affected by the coronavirus. Goretzka and Lucas Hernandez will be part of the squad. Everyone in training should be part of the squad like Boateng and Coman . I liked the small puzzles. We know the players available and we decide the positions they will play in. But we decide the day of the match even if we know 90% what we are going to do. We know how we want to play. play and it is sometimes more difficult to decide when you have a lot of players available “, explained the Bayern Munich coach.
Hansi Flick admitted that his team will have to better exploit their chances to hope to qualify: “We must improve tomorrow against goal. We will give everything to qualify. We remain positive. From Wednesday despite the disappointment of the result we were turned towards the return. We must be at least as efficient tomorrow as Paris Saint- Germain on the first leg. It’s in everyone’s mind, but we have to concentrate on our mission “.
“Pushing PSG to make mistakes”
“We have to push them to make mistakes. We have to block the center of the field and do a good defensive job. We have to score at least two goals. It is a very difficult task but it is also for these games that the We love football. We will try to surprise tomorrow in Paris. We are always focused on our job. We would be happy to qualify and disappointed if we fail. We are focused on our job in the Champions League and the Bundesliga “, added the German technician.
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Bayern Munich coach praised Kylian Mbappé: “How to stop Kylian Mbappé? We played for the second time against Paris. We are trying to close the trajectories and prevent him from having room in the axis of the field. I’m sure he will one day have the Ballon d’Or. He’s super fast. He has a great technique. He scores a lot of goals, for his age he’s very mature. I also like Neymar who finds one-on-one solutions, it’s extraordinary with the ball”.
Hansi Flick returned to his criticisms of his own team: “Sané can make a difference. He had a hard time getting into the team because of his long injury. Now he’s fine. He’s a player who can turn the situation around. This season we’ve won three titles and we can be champion and qualify us in the semi-finals. My words were not a criticism against the arrived players. On the contrary I wanted to say that the team was very strong this year. Tomorrow we want to qualify and also win the championship “.