Immediately after winning the FIFA Club World Cup, Bayern drop the points in the championship race with a draw against Bielefeld (3: 3) and a defeat by Eintracht (1: 2) and allowed Leipzig to get closer by only two steps.
However, the Bavarians then vented their anger with convincing victories on Lazio (4: 1), Koln (5: 1), and Borussia Dortmund (4: 2), so visiting Werder is just a routine step for the champion on the Bundesliga road. Therefore, Hansi Flick's conference on the eve of Saturday's duel would not be a very important event if it was not the first appearance of the Munich club strategist after Joachim Low announced that the upcoming European Championship is also his last task as Germany's coach.
In the previous days, Flick was often mentioned to the football public as a candidate to succeed the selector who led Germany for 15 years, however, the helmsman of Bayern, like Jurgen Klopp a little earlier, denied such a possibility.
"I have a contract until 2023 and I want to win more trophies with Bayern. There is no reason for controversy and speculation," Flick was explicit. The German coach did not want to comment on the fact that the football public is already talking loudly about the scenario according to which he would take over the national team, and he would leave the baton to Bayern's Julian Nagelsmann, the Leipzig strategist.
"Everyone already knows me well, I am a person who is interested in what is happening here and now. I only care about the game against Werder, I am not interested in speculation." Flick pointed out that he did not expect Low's decision to put an end to the coaching job.
"Low called me the day before and told me he wanted to retire. I was surprised. He did a great job for German football and everyone in Germany can be proud of what he has achieved." The Bayern coach then emphasized that there is a great atmosphere in the club and that the situation is much better than when he came, as well as that the claims that he is in conflict with Hasan Salihamidzic are incorrect, after which he referred to the challenge his team expects on Saturday.
"Bremen has a very good defense, they are very compact and leave little space. We learned that in the first game. That is why it is important to play aggressively and to have good solutions with the ball," said Flick.
Saturday's duel would not be a very important event if it was not the first appearance of the Munich club strategist after Joachim Low announced that the upcoming European Championship is also his last task as Germany's coach.