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Hansi Flick praises Bayern Munich’s mentality for fighting back in draw with Arminia Bielefeld

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Bayern Munich manager Hansi Flick lamented dropping points, but praised his team’s resiliency.

FC Bayern Muenchen v DSC Arminia Bielefeld - Bundesliga Photo by Lukas Barth-Tuttas - Pool/Getty Images

Bayern Munich manager Hansi Flick was not thrilled that his team left a couple of points on the field as it could only muster a draw with Arminia Bielefeld, but the 55-year-old manager also realized that his team was fighting an uphill battle against injuries, illness, fatigue, and a very pesky opponent.

“A lot of things came together in the first half, but we didn’t defend well,” Flick said (as captured by Tz). “But in the second half, the team showed a mentality again, which was madness. Today, you just have to say that we have to be satisfied with the 3:3.”

Despite the struggles during the game, Flick was happy to see his team’s mentality in fighting to claw back into the contest.

“We always had the feeling that we could still turn the game around. After the 0:2, we could have reacted differently, but our team is not like that,” said Flick. “Bielefeld showed that they can play soccer, which pleased me.”

Realistically, Flick is probably just happy that his team survived this match in one piece. A draw against Arminia Bielefeld is not the end of the world.