Hansi Flick, Bayern coach, said on Monday that his team will be “alert” from the start of their first leg of the Champions League round of 16 on Tuesday at Lazio to avoid the mistakes they made in their last two games. Bundesliga: tie last Monday against Arminia Bielefeld (3-3) and defeat on Friday against Eintracht Frankfurt (2-1). Leipzig are now 2 points behind the Munich in the German championship.
Bayern's downturn came just after achieving the 'sextete' as they added the Club World Cup to the Champions League, European Super Cup, Bundesliga, German Cup and Super Cup.
“We know what has happened in the last few days. Against Lazio I want us to be there as a team from the beginning. We have an idea of how we want to play and we have to do it from the start, ”said Flick.
The Bayern coach has lost several key players to injuries or Covid-19 infections, including Thomas Müller and Corentin Tolisso. “I will not use any excuses. The first half against Arminia Bielefeld and against Eintracht Frankfurt was not good. But we can be satisfied with the second part, “added Flick.
“When the Champions League starts we have to be in top shape. Looking at the last few weeks, there have been many games, a lot of tension in the team and we have been missing some players, ”said the Bayern coach.
Bayern won the Club World Cup on February 11 against Tigres UANL of Mexico (1-0) in Qatar. Regarding the match against Lazio, Flick explained: “I am positive. It is a special match and I hope the team is especially motivated ”.