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Flick: “We’re happy with the result today”

Hansi Flick
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The league leaders are now seven points clear of RB Leipzig in second after a 4-0 win over Schalke.

According to boss Hansi Flick, Bayern Munich have rediscovered some of their stability after they notched their third consecutive win in the league after their comfortable 4-0 win over Schalke on Sunday.

After back to back losses to Borussia Monchengladbach and second-tier side Holstein Kiel, Bayern has now won three on the bounce. Two goals from Thomas Muller along with the customary Robert Lewandowski goal and a David Alaba long-range strike saw the current champions extend their lead at the top to seven points.

To go with the win, goalkeeper Manuel Neuer recorded his 197th clean sheet in the league to set a new Bundesliga record.

Hansi Flick spoke to the media after the match.

“After two defeats it was important that we got some stability back. We’ve now kept two clean sheets in a row,” Flick said. “Of course I’m happy that we were able to pick up nine points this week. We’re happy with the result today, but we can still do one or two things better, especially how we position ourselves in possession.

“We took advantage of league results around us. We now have a cushion of sorts, but it’s still important to approach every game the way we approached the last few games, that we want to perform at 100 percent.

“We’ll take two days off now. It’s important to clear our heads. From Wednesday, we’ll then do some intensive preparation ahead of the Hoffenheim game.”

The ever-present Thomas Muller took his tally to nine league goals with his double however he stated the side could have been better in the final third, despite the 4-0 romp.

“We laid siege on our opponent’s goal in the first half and created a few good chances, but the final ball right at the end was lacking,” he said. “It was a game in which there were a few lapses of concentration. Overall, you could see that when we picked up the tempo and played our passes, we were always able to get into good finishing positions.

“We did well through the week, won all three games and took a huge step forward in the table. That’s what counts.”

 

Adam Schultz
Sports writer. Cover Arsenal and Bayern Munich, lucky to be able to do what I love as a career.