Hansi Flick admits while a bit of luck might help, his Bayern Munich side is going all out for Champions League victory.
The Bayern Munich boss has had a great season by anyone else’s standards, with a league and cup double. However, as he recaps the season and takes aim at his next objective, he admits what has been achieved already is “expected” in Bavaria.
But the Champions League is acknowledged as a much tougher challenge, but Flick believes that with a bit of luck his side are capable of making this season a little more special than meeting expectations.
In an interview reported by Goal, he said:
“We did what we had to do in winning the Bundesliga and the DFB-Pokal.”
“We achieved what is expected of us every year. Now it’s about winning the cherry, the icing on the cake, winning what’s special.”
“But I don’t want to look too far ahead. If you look at the path ahead of us, it’s not going to be easy to get to the final, even if we get past Chelsea.”
“You need to be ready and absolutely 100 percent alert when these tournaments start – that’s what we expect from our players. We expect absolute quality, absolute concentration, and absolute intensity, and maybe a little bit of luck.”
“What’s important for me is that people realize that I’m very optimistic. I look at Bayern, this team and this squad of players, in a very positive way. It’s a real joy for the coaches who work here.”
“I’m absolutely thrilled with my team, with the atmosphere in the locker room and the coaching team. Everyone is desperate and determined to win.”
“We know that you need a bit of luck, but we want to do everything we can to be prepared.”
Even the bookies fancy Bayern’s chances.