Bayern Munich picked up a dominant 2-0 victory over Bayer Leverkusen, but much of the postgame focus was on outgoing manager Hansi Flick.
When asked if the team was feeling and pressure to perform during Flick’s last matches, midfielder Joshua Kimmich said the team respects their sextuple-winning boss and is always inclined to put out extra effort for the 56-year-old skipper.
“You’re not extra motivated, but he deserves that you step on the gas every day for him, for the team,” said Kimmich, who scored the team’s second goal (per Tz). “We’ve had a lot of success now for the last year and a half. Even if the season wasn’t perfect, we can still get the championship.”
Leon Goretzka agreed with Kimmich.
“The whole situation with Hansi has motivated us even more for the last five games to achieve a worthy ending,” said Goretzka. “Of course it’s sad because we had a special time together and a special team spirit, but we have to accept it.”