As Super Bowl Sunday reigns in the United States, Bayern Munich manager Hansi Flick is not worried that his team will stay up to watch the NFL championship game, which will go off at 2:30AM local time in Qatar.
“Everyone has the responsibility to perform well. Everyone is old enough and knows how to recharge the battery,” Flick said during his press conference (as captured by Bild). “I will not control if anyone is watching the game. I have confidence in my team.”
Flick even went a step further by saying he wouldn’t be performing any type of bed checks or sneaking around to catch players who choose to stay up late. Flick will simply depend on each player to be responsible and accountable to himself and his teammates.
“That must and will be enough,” said Flick (as captured by kicker). “I’m not going to sneak through the hallways and see if there’s a TV on somewhere. I have faith that the players are old enough and know how to best perform.”
The mental picture of Flick and Hasan “Brazzo” Salihamidzic sneaking around like ninjas in hopes of catching Niklas Süle and Thomas Müller mowing through some chicken wings and watching the Super Bowl is more than enough reason to imagine what could be if Flick was more strict.