Of all of the people excited about Leon Goretzka’s terrific header goal against Werder Bremen, the most proud might have been Bayern Munich manager Hansi Flick.
Flick credited the work of his assistant coaches Toni Tapalović and Miroslav Klose for coming up with the design on what was a tremendous header goal by Goretzka.
“It was a routine victory and more than deserved, and it could have been by more. We did what we set out to do, to have good positioning on the pitch and put our opponents under pressure,” Flick said (as captured by FCBayern.com). “I’m particularly pleased that we took the lead through a corner, Toni Tapalović and Miroslav Klose came up with something. Thanks again and congratulations to them for their work.”
The play, of course, started with a corner from Joshua Kimmich, which Thomas Müller headed over to Goretzka for an absolutely brilliant finish:
Ever the perfectionist, Flick admitted that he was irritated when the Bavarians conceded a late goal to Werder Bremen, but overall he applauded the effort of his team.
“Of course, the goal we conceded annoyed me,” Flick said. “But our back four and the team as a whole did very well defensively, we hardly allowed any chances. I’m very happy with the result, congratulations to the team.”
For his part, Goretzka echoed the sentiments of his manager.
“It was a convincing performance. It’s not easy in Bremen, where we’ve struggled in recent years,” Goretzka remarked. “Our opponents sat very deep, so of course a goal from a set-piece did us good. Our shape was good in possession, which allowed us to stop counterattacks very well, except for their goal to make it 3-1, which annoys us a lot, because we wanted to keep a clean sheet.”