Salzburg (dpa) – After the short bus ride from Salzburg back to Munich, Hansi Flick released his long-term winners for a free Wednesday.
After FC Bayern’s 6: 2 (2: 1) Champions League against Red Bull Salzburg, Flick was already thinking of the next big task on Saturday in the Bundesliga top match at Borussia Dortmund on his jubilee as head coach.
The Munich stars therefore left the empty Salzburg arena. “Now we’re just going to relax. And then we’ll start on Thursday with the preparation for Dortmund,” said Flick before the trip home: “It will be a difficult game. The expectation is there.”
The long, arduous, but still successful dress rehearsal with four late goals inspires the three-time winners of Munich. “It’s always good to come home with a win,” said Jérôme Boateng in view of BVB. With his goal to make it 3-2 in the 79th minute, the central defender was like the match winner from Salzburg. “The goal was very important,” said Flick, among whom the 32-year-old former international Boateng has become a top player again.
David Alaba was under special observation in his Austrian homeland. After the terminated contract negotiations, everything points to a divorce in the summer. “I don’t know how to find each other anymore,” sports director Hasan Salihamidzic said clearly on the Sky TV channel. Flick declared his boss quite a feat. Alaba’s exciting subject annoys the coach, especially for Dortmund. “I think it is important that we have peace in the team and in the environment,” said Flick.
Bayern is clearly on track for the last sixteen after the start of nine points in the premier class. However, in Salzburg’s persistent rain, there were “good and bad stages” against a determined opponent, as Boateng said. The six goals from Robert Lewandowski (2), Boateng, Leroy Sané, Lucas Hernández and Rasmus Kristensen, who scored in their own goal, were positive. A large number of Salzburg opportunities were negative. Mergim Berisha and Masaya Okugawa could only use two.
“After the 2-2 win, I loved the team spirit again,” said Flick. Thomas Müller regretted that no spectators could experience the spectacle in the stadium due to the Corona conditions: “Today the fans would get their money’s worth.”