Bayern Munich manager Hansi Flick let loose one of his most emotional performances since taking the helm at Bayern Munich as his team fought back for a 4-2 victory over Borussia Dortmund in Der Klassiker.
Not always one to wear his heart on his sleeve, Flick was visibly excited at times during the match as his team steadily fought back from an early 2-0 deficit.
“We were getting punished quickly when the opponent had an early chance to score. But I see the positive that we were able to come back quickly,” Flick said (as captured by Tz). “We got a bit lucky in the end, but it was a deserved win.”
Flick, who had some difficult lineup decisions to make entering the fixture, was probably relieved to pull out three points against a very dangerous side in Borussia Dortmund. It assuredly did not hurt that Leroy Sane — who was selected over Serge Gnabry for a starting role against BVB — had the assist on Bayern Munich’s first goal.
Regardless, even Flick’s penchant for making the right selections at the right time, could not ease the pain of watching his team fall behind so quickly in the game.
“It wasn’t easy. Dortmund punished us early on, but the team hit their stride and found their feet with the goal for 2-1,” said Flick (as captured by Bundesliga.com). “We showed great morale, and in the end the 4-2 win was deserved. It was a sensational comeback from the team.”