Hansi Flick legacy at Bayern Munich is ultimately going to remembered mostly for the titles he won, but Philipp Lahm thinks the intricacies of how Flick propelled the team to so much success were the most interesting part of his tenure.
“First of all he did something decisive and very important, he gave the established players more responsibility. He took the spine of the team, Manuel Neuer, Jerome Boateng, Alaba via Thomas Müller to (Robert) Lewandowski, he’s got a core of the team and with Boateng and Müller he took two players in very important positions and gave them responsibility,” said Lahm to Bundesliga.com. “It’s then much easier for other players to position themselves.”
More, Lahm can see how Flick was able to rejuvenate Müller’s career and also extracting the absolute best out of Lewandowski.
“That’s right, (Müller) is in the autumn of his career but he’s got quality,” Lahm said. “He needs a central striker around him, he’s got that in Lewandowski, the combination, Lewandowski-Müller is perfect, that’s why he works as a predator.”