Bayern Munich manager Hansi Flick was thoroughly impressed with his team during its 2-1 victory over Lazio in the Champions League, but the sextuple-winning coach was reluctant to place a grade on the performance.
“I haven’t given grades for a long time, it was important to me that we win the game. We weren’t quite as good as we’re used to in the first half. The goal was a downer,” said Flick (as captured by Tz).
When questioned about the “not Bayern-like” performance of the defense, Flick dismissed the notion that his backline is experiencing issues.
“What does Bayern-Like mean? The offense is very strong and we play high risk. We (substituted) five times today, so it can happen that an assignment doesn’t fit. But we want to play offensively,” Flick said. “I absolutely love the way we play.”
From here, Flick knows the road to another Champions League title won’t be easy. In fact, when asked who he might want to face in the quarterfinals, let out a sly laugh.
“Now it’s important that we get a good opponent and play two good games because we want to go to the next round,” Flick remarked. “If I name a team that I don’t want, then we are guaranteed to get it.”