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Bayern Munich’s Hansi Flick reflects on his team’s journey, the role of the media, and the idea of new challenges

Hansi Flick understands the role of the media, but has not like having to answer the multitude of questions about his future.

FC Bayern Muenchen v 1. FC Union Berlin - Bundesliga Photo by Roland Krivec/DeFodi Images via Getty Images

Bayern Munich manager Hansi Flick was obviously not thrilled with losing to Paris Saint-Germain, but was even less thrilled to have to continue to answer questions about his future.

The grind has clearly worn down Flick a little bit and the sextuple-winning manager reflected on the role of the press, his personal reaction to the rumors, and how success is a process.

Paris Saint-Germain v FC Bayern Munich - UEFA Champions League Quarter Final 3: Leg Two
Hansi Flick and Mauricio Pochettino shared a moment during Bayern Munich’s win over PSG. Despite the 1-0 victory, the Bavarians were eliminated on aggregate due to away goals.
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“That you are not so relaxed lately, it’s clear. The fact that the last few weeks, questions came from your side again and again was, of course, difficult because you have always come up with new questions,” said Flick (as captured by Tz). “You also have to be able to respect when a trainer isn’t interested in talking about something. In general, you always think about things. I think in the end it’s all about — how can you develop the team, the club.”

Flick continued on and delved deeper into his own mindset.

“These are things I always worry about. For me, success is a constant process, and with the six titles we’ve won, we’ve simply set a benchmark,” said Flick. “That’s why I naturally also have the idea of always setting new challenges. For my family, it doesn’t matter whether I’m with the DFB or FC Bayern. My family simply wants me to enjoy my job and be happy. And right now, I’m really enjoying the job.”

As for his relationship with sporting director Hasan “Brazzo” Salihamidzic, Flick said everything was fine.

“The relationship is stable and nothing will change about that,” said Flick. “We still have six games in the Bundesliga and that’s what we’re concentrating on now.”

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