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Hansi Flick admired Bayern Munich’s fight during loss to Paris Saint-Germain

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Bayern Munich manager Hansi Flick might not have like the game’s outcome, but he loves his team’s toughness.

FC Bayern Munich v Paris Saint-Germain - UEFA Champions League Quarter Final: Leg One Photo by Sebastian Widmann - UEFA/UEFA via Getty Images

Of all of the things that Bayern Munich manager Hansi Flick could have criticized his team for after its 3-2 Champions League loss to Paris Saint-Germain, the squad’s toughness was not going be on the list.

“The team fights on the pitch for 90 minutes and never gives up, that’s the quality that makes the team stand out,” said Flick (as captured by Tz). “The squad is getting thinner and thinner, but we’re making the best of it. Of course, one or two people were upset, but we have to convert this energy so that we can use it in the return match on Tuesday.”

FC Bayern Munich v Paris Saint-Germain - UEFA Champions League Quarter Final: Leg One
Thomas Müller was one of many Bayern Munich player who showed their collective grit against PSG.
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That fight will need to be ever-present next week in Paris if Bayern Munich is to find a way to advance past the quarterfinals. Flick, though, will not bring any negative energy into the conversation about next week. The 56-year-old will continue to look at the bright side: He manages one of the best teams on the planet, who knows how to win in a tough environment.

“We always approach the games positively and can look positively to Paris and will do everything to get to the semifinals,” said Flick.