The 55-year-old, treble-winning manager got exactly what he wanted as his team communicated far better— and louder — in its 2-1 win over SC Freiburg earlier today.
“Exactly how I imagine it today,” Flick said (per Tz). “That was good coaching between the players. That was the right development.”
On the day, Flick was also happy to see his team play more direct and assert itself moving forward.
“We didn’t have an easy phase. Today, I had the feeling from the start that we were brave in the duels,” said Flick. “The 1-0 was a beautiful goal by Robert Lewandowski. I was satisfied, we could have then made it 2-0. Then the game would have been different. We get the 1-1 through the corner. After that, it was not easy to continue to play courageously forward. The defense did a good job today. We deserved to get the 2-1 over time. I’m happy with the result and also, from the approach, how the team played.”