Almost all flaws go (neue-deutschland.de)

Has now prepared 150 Bundesliga goals: Thomas Müller from FC Bayern Munich

Photo: AFP / Wolfgang Rattay

There wasn’t much to complain about for Hansi Flick, especially in the first game after the international break and a large-scale rotation two days after the 3-0 in the cup against the fifth division team Düren. Nevertheless, the FC Bayern coach got upset in two scenes on Saturday evening. In the first scene, however, his upsurges of emotions were apparently not directed towards his team, but rather a throw-in decision. Flick quarreled with the assistant referee, then with the fourth official Guido Winkmann.

This little debate on the edge of the field about an incidental objection showed that the level-headed Flick is also capable of the excitement customary in the industry and also values ​​justice, especially when this is not granted to his team. But above all, this scene was evidence of Flick’s perfectionism.

At this point in time, Munich was already leading 4-0 against newly promoted Bielefeld through the goals of the outstanding Thomas Müller (8th / 51st) and Robert Lewandowski (25th / 45th + 1th). Otherwise, the Bayern team, which was as prominent as possible, in which only Leroy Sané was absent after his knee injury and Joshua Kimmich, who would be father for the second time, had delivered a lecture with surgical precision and dissected the somewhat frightened Arminia machine-like. “The first half was close to how we imagine football,” said Flick. Lewandowski even described the initially convincing lecture as “madness”. And Müller later spanned the triple form in the ZDF sports studio: “Today we wanted to do a little more with the 100 percent that distinguished us in the summer. And we succeeded. “

However, a few negligence had crept in. This bothered the perfectionist Flick, and when the throw-in decision was made, the coach probably tried to talk to Winkmann on his behalf because his players didn’t have time to receive Flick’s corrections. He was later asked whether he would ever be satisfied. “No,” Flick replied with a smile.

The coach immediately announced that he would name the flaws before the Champions League kick-off on Wednesday against the Spanish team Atlético Madrid and complained about the unnecessary effort in the tight calendar through a temporary »back and forth, ball win, ball loss «. He should also refer particularly to the goal conceded by Ritsu Doan after a counterattack (58th) and the “stupid red card” (flick) against Corentin Tolisso after an emergency brake against Fabian Klos, largely caused by an equally avoidable bad pass by substitute Javier Martínez (76th). That was the second scene in which Flick’s anger became apparent when he spontaneously took off his jacket.

He didn’t want to say too many words about the negligence afterwards and preferred to emphasize the good. The fact that, contrary to his nature and without being asked, he particularly praised a player, fueled the debates that are currently being conducted in relation to the national team. In addition to Lewandowski, Europe’s footballer of the year, Müller was “our most important man,” said Flick. Müller played a “very, very good game”, even after the red card “he knew how to defend in midfield” and was “a player who does us very well, who occupies the rooms very, very well, always playable is, does a lot of things very, very skillfully «. In addition, the 31-year-old is the first player to have 150 assists. Müller, enthused Arminia’s trainer Uwe Neuhaus, was “a feast for the eyes, it’s really fun to watch him. He understands and knows how football works «.

The praised one preferred to extol generally »this enormous grip«, which one had »finally demonstrated again«, especially in the first round. This also implemented Kimmich’s order from the chat group. The team should be voracious, the colleague wrote there, reported Müller and noted with satisfaction: “That was us from the first minute.”

He did not want to elaborate on the increasing demands for his return to the national team, although he broached the topic on his own when it came to the high burden. “I remember the time back – long, long ago – when I was still a national player,” said Müller, referring to the many English weeks back then. The abundance of games is not that new. An EM title, on the other hand, would be a novelty in his otherwise complete collection, lured the reporter. “This event is absolutely next year, I have to say that,” replied Müller with a laugh, “I hope the event will take place. And the rest – there has been a lot of talk about him «.

So only this much: “Everyone can see that I’m in good shape, but we don’t need to say much more about that. We’ll take it all easy and then we’ll see what happens. «Said it and said goodbye to the Alm in top form – after a relaxing international break for him.

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