Open squad questions – Flick looks ahead: Triple “over”

Munich (dpa) – Hansi Flick is looking forward to FC Bayern Munich again after the end of the holiday and the triple triumph.

“We have achieved goals that we wanted to achieve. We also celebrated – but now it’s over. Now we need to see that we are concentrating on the new goals,” said the 55-year-old coach at the Allianz Arena after he personally brought the Champions. League trophy to the club museum.

“I don’t think my team has any problems with motivation,” he said a good week before the opening game of the Bundesliga against FC Schalke 04 on September 18. “The players who play at Bayern Munich want them Success, they want to confirm success,” said Flick.

Specifically, he mentioned the ninth championship in a row: “Of course you always want to become champion in Bayern Munich. We want to make the next championship clear. But it will be damn difficult this year.” Competitors such as Borussia Dortmund, Borussia Mönchengladbach and the semi-finalist of the premier class RB Leipzig simply had more time to prepare properly.

Flick is currently longing for the end of the transfer window on October 5th. “I first want to wait and see which team I have available and then see how we spend our new direction,” he said. He currently plans to move on with Spaniard Thiago and hopes there will still be replacements in the positions of loan players Ivan Perisic, Philippe Coutinho and Alvaro Odriozola, who are no longer part of Bayern’s roster. He is in “close contact” with sports director Hasan Salihamidzic to regain quality in these positions: “I have high hopes for that.”

Shortly before the scheduled start of FC Bayern Munich’s team training on Friday, Flick sent a clear message to national footballer Leroy Sané. The coach had kept a close eye on the forward, who was contracted for around € 50m by Manchester City, during his recent international appearances against Spain and Switzerland. “I expect what he initially showed for over 90 minutes,” said Flick, referring to Sané’s future at Bayern.

The 24-year-old attacker will first have to get used to the playing style of Munich and fit in, said Flick: “It is a big change for him too. That with the ball was promising. But we are also very successful against the ball. intense. He has to bring that in. I expect that from him too. “

In short, Flick is happy that Sané and also defender Niklas Süle have been able to pick up the match training in the DFB jersey after their long-term knee injuries. The national coach used the Bayern duo in both Nations League matches. “That’s why I’m grateful to Jogi Low for doing it that way,” said Flick.

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