After winning the sixth trophy in just over a year of being the boss at Bayern (world club world champion in Qatar), Hansi Flick answered questions from Bild reporters. He spoke about the possibility of taking over the German national team from his friend Joachim Low, but also about some other interesting topics, such as the relationship with sports director Hasan Salihamidzic, about whom a lot has been said for months.
For starters, how to defend all those trophies? "Defending the trophy somehow sounds negative to me. I think differently: something new is always won, something new is won. I don't want to defend anything, but to win further.
So, our goal is a new title in Germany and a better result in the Champions League." Flick said that trophies are important, but that the process that leads to them is important. "You always have to win titles at Bayern.
Everyone is obsessed with victories, even when we play training in our free time. It suits me. I learned that while I played for this club. But the development of each individual is also important in all this, the way you play .."
About pandemic and the way of being in shape in specific conditions, the Bayern coach said: "I could lose a few pounds, that's obvious ... Although I try to eat healthily. My only vice is good wine. And sometimes a little candy.
Those are my biggest flaws."
Flick and Low
Hansi Flick did not want to confirm that he could succeed Low as Germany's coach, although this is widely talked about ... "I have a contract with Bayern until 2023, I feel good here.
I have a great team, great people around me. And it's good fun. At the moment, there is absolutely no reason for me to change anything in my life." Right now? "To be honest, I'm a great friend of Low, we've been working together for eight years.
I think he's doing a great job." And if a call from Oliver Bierhoff arrives after all? "I've already said - I see no reason to think about anything other than Bayern." The media write a lot about the bad relationship with Salihamidžić ...
"Newspapers write everything ... It is quite normal for a coach and a sports director to sometimes differ in their opinions, to exchange ideas about some players. They say that I am dissatisfied with bringing in some football players.
That is not true at all." Flik leaves no dilemma when it comes to further cooperation with Salihamidzic: "Of course we will continue to work together. He is one of the most important people in the club. Everything is fine. Here, in Qatar, we even played football in the same team," concluded Flick.