Bayern Munich manager Hansi Flick was asked if he thought his team would suffer from a loss of focus after he announced his intent to leave the club after Saturday’s win over Wolfsburg.
The question itself was logical. Both Borussia Mönchengladbach (Marco Rose) and Eintracht Frankfurt (Adi Hütter) suffered through meltdowns and unraveled respectively once it was announced that their managers would be moving on.
Flick, however, thinks that Bayern Munich’s roster is filled with professionals, who will be able to keep everything headed in the right direction.
“In Munich, the team is very focused on the sport and on success,” said Flick (as captured by Tz). “(The team) has an outstanding mentality. Despite the failures, it tries to get the best out of itself.”
While Flick seems sure of how his team will handle things, there is a precedent for a lull to occur — even at Bayern Munich.
Still, Flick knows Bayer Leverkusen will not make things easy.
“We made a step in the right direction at the weekend. Leverkusen has fast players, a lot of speed and can shine in terms of soccer,” said Flick. “It will be a difficult game in which the team must again call up top performances.”