Hansi Flick: ‘Winning Champions League would be the icing on the cake’

Bayern Munich have won the Bundesliga and German DFB Pokal this season and the German giants are still in the Champions League. Head coach Hansi Flick hopes that his team could continue their prize winning form with them into the European tournament.

“We did what we had to do in winning the Bundesliga and the DFB-Pokal,” the Bayern boss told the media on Sunday. “We achieved what is expected of us every year. Now it’s about winning the cherry, the icing on the cake, winning what’s special. But I don’t want to look too far ahead. If you look at the path ahead of us, it’s not going to be easy to get to the final, even if we get past Chelsea.“

“You need to be ready and absolutely 100 per cent alert when these tournaments start – that’s what we expect from our players. We expect absolute quality, absolute concentration and absolute intensity – and maybe a little bit of luck. What’s important for me is that people realise that I’m very optimistic. I look at Bayern, this team and this squad of players, in a very positive way. It’s a real joy for the coaches who work here.“

“I’m absolutely thrilled with my team, with the atmosphere in the locker room and the coaching team. Everyone is desperate and determined to win. We know that you need a bit of luck, but we want to do everything we can to be prepared.” Bayern faces Chelsea at the Allianz Arena in August after beating the Blues 3-0 at Stamford bridge.