Munich (dpa) – After the Corona case of national footballer Serge Gnabry, Bayern coach Hansi Flick once again pointed out the importance of hygiene measures for another English week.
“It has already hit other teams. We have to stick to hygiene rules and make sure we wear masks, keep our distance and really pay attention to things. Otherwise we can’t protect ourselves,” Flick said afterwards. 4-0 Munich in the Champions League against Atlético Madrid.
Gnabry was absent from the game of the German record football champion after a positive corona test, which was announced about 24 hours before the game. Other service providers were therefore not absent. “We knew something like that is always possible, even with us,” said Flick. “The team tolerated that very well and put in a great performance.”
National player Leon Goretzka also pointed out the difficult conditions for the sport. The Gnabry case was’ a shock ‘, said the midfielder,’ even though it was almost clear it would happen one day. Because it looked like some kind of avalanche coming closer and closer to you. ‘ In the area you hear more and more that it affects people you know better. “You just have to stick to this demand strictly and hope for the best,” the 25-year-old told Sky TV after the 4-0 win against Madrid.
Even before the kick-off, CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge pointed to the good cooperation with the Munich health department. “We live in the times of Corona, have experienced eight months of football and at one point it is a mathematical equation that a Bayern Munich player is also infected,” said Rummenigge after the positive test at Gnabry. “The whole Bundesliga has a DFL hygiene concept, which everyone implements in a very serious and disciplined way. Unfortunately, we now have more and more cases all over Germany and thus a greater risk for football.”
Rummenigge hopes that Bayern corona test failures will remain the exception “and that we will be able to play with a full band again in the future,” he said.