“I’m not proud of that. I’m sorry”

Hansi Flick wants peace and quiet for the title fight in the Bundesliga and Champions League. But hardly a day goes by at FC Bayern without excitement – and the coach has his part in it.

Hansi Flick was clearly uncomfortable. “Out of the emotionality,” reported the Bayern Munich coach, “a sentence slipped out that I’m not proud of and that I also feel sorry for.” What exactly he told his sports director Hasan Salihamidzic in the team bus a few weeks ago Throwing his head, Flick did not say.


“Now shut up!”, Flick is said to have yelled at his superiors according to “Bild” during that loud argument. The coach confirmed this failure indirectly, but emphasized again: “We shook hands and spoke out, so the whole thing is forgotten.” But Bayern did not come to rest in the crucial phase of the season – also because of Flick.

The exciting Champions League draw with “hammer opponents” (board member Oliver Kahn) Paris St. Germain in the quarter-finals, the grueling championship fight, the discussions about Flick as a possible national coach – and then the next upset: Hansi versus Hasan, coach versus sports director . Sequel follows? When asked about the reasons for the dispute, Flick was extremely thin-skinned. “The subject is over,” he said firmly, but vowed improvement.

Focus on Stuttgart

“We said for the future: The team and the staff deserve that calm returns, that we function and that everyone can do their job,” he emphasized. From now on they want to “steer things together in the right direction”. For example in the premier class. There Salihamidzic briskly gave the final on May 29th in Istanbul as a goal. Initially, the defending champion expected in the final remake of the previous year against PSG in the quarter-finals (7th and 13th April) but “tingy games”, as Thomas Müller said.