Bayern Munich manager Hansi Flick is taking the cautious approach when it comes to injured striker Robert Lewandowski. The sextuple-winning coach does not want to see his star player rushed back into action.
The 56-year-old skipper trusts that Bayern Munich has the necessary checks-and-balances in place to ensure Lewandowski will be battle-ready when he is ultimately cleared.
“We have absolute experts who are at work there,” said Flick (as captured by Abendzeitung).
Flick also added that “only when everyone gives the green light” will Lewandowski be cleared for a return. Flick indicated that Lewandowski will “do nothing for a week” and then will begin “training again in rehab.”
“We’ll watch day after day and hope that he’ll be back quickly,” Flick said.
Meanwhile, Flick awarded his team with days off on Sunday and Monday in hopes of getting his players fresh for Wednesday’s Champions League showdown with Paris Saint-Germain (as tweeted by Tz’s Jonas Austermann):
Die Nationalspieler des #FCBayern haben Sonntag & Montag frei, am Dienstag beginnt Vorbereitung auf #FCBPSG. Hansi #Flick: „Die nächsten Wochen bis Ende April werden Rough. Wir sind alle 3, 4 Tage unterwegs. Deswegen ist es wichtig, durchzuatmen und den Kopf frei zu bekommen.“— Jonas Austermann (@JonasBA90) April 3, 2021
The team of the #FCBayern have Sunday & Monday free, Tuesday begins preparation #FCBPSG. Hansi #Flick : “The next few weeks until the end of April will be tough. We are on the road every 3 or 4 days. That is why it is important to take a deep breath and clear your head.”
While it might seem like a risky proposition to give the squad down time ahead of such a huge match, Flick has proven multiple times that he has a firm understanding of this team and his players. Simply put, the manager has earned the trust of everyone to make the right call.