Bayern Munich secured their ninth consecutive Bundesliga title last weekend, which meant that Hansi Flick personally collected his seventh title since he took charge as manager of the club in November 2019. As it stands, with two Bundesliga matches left in the season, Flick has as many trophies as he does losses as Bayern manager; truly incredible!
In a recent interview with Sport1, Oliver Kahn said the club is still going to make sure Flick gets his proper farewell and sendoff party.
“We are already fully in the planning and will see how we can give him the best possible farewell. Of course, under the general conditions that we have due to Corona,” Kahn assured when he was asked about Flick’s farewell.
Like last season, it’s assumed that there also won’t be any title celebrations at Marienplatz, as is tradition for Bayern. Of course, local guidelines in Bavaria could soon change, but that remains to be seen at this juncture. “We depend on what is decided. It is a constant adjustment to the current situation. But one shouldn’t be too optimistic about this,” Kahn said when he was asked about Marienplatz.
Kahn also said that winning the Bundesliga title is just something you never get used to, even with the domestic dominance Bayern has had for so long. “I’m always asked whether you get used to it? No, you never get used to it. We went to the Uli-Hoeneß-Lounge on Saturday and saw the championship there because Leipzig lost to Dortmund. That was also something very special. You are happy for the players. I’ve seen it often myself and I know what a satisfying feeling it is when you get everything out of 34 game days and end up at the top. There is no substitute for championships,” Kahn explained.
With his hat-trick in the 6-0 win over Borussia Monchengladbach, Robert Lewandowski took his Bundesliga goal tally on the season to 39. He’s now just two goals away from breaking Gerd Müller’s long-standing 40 goal, single-season record. He’s got two matches left to break the record against SC Freiburg and Augsburg, both of whom he scored against in the reverse fixtures in the Hinrunde. Kahn is confident that Lewandowski can break the record and he knows how hungry he is to do so; “the way I know Robert, he won’t let it be taken away from him. He must not put too much pressure on himself now, but he knows that himself, he has a lot to experience for that. I personally knew this record as a young guy, this fabulous record by Müller was an issue again and again. 40 goals in one season - nobody thought this record could ever be broken or broken. If Robert can do that, that will be another incredible record for him.”