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Slow start against Frankfurt a cause for concern for Hansi Flick

Hansi Flick
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The league leaders have seen their once 10 point lead at the summit reduced to two after succumbing to Eintracht Frankfurt. However, there is no time to dwell on the result as Bayern faces off against Lazio on Tuesday in the Champions League.

One man who might overthink it is Bayern boss Hansi Flick as his side was void of any energy for the entire first half, but Flick understands the title race is a marathon, not a sprint.

Flick spoke to TZ bout his side’s loss:
“We started the game badly, Eintracht had an enormous amount of speed,” Flick said. “If we play over 90 minutes like we did in the second half, the winner would look different. We had turbulent weeks behind us, you have to remember that we are only human. But still, I’m proud of the team.”

Many have questioned his team selection, Flick was pleased to see Leon Goretzka make his return after a COVID-19 and injury hiatus, but the Bayern manager was unsure just how many minutes Goretzka could get through.

“The personnel coverage is already very tight,” said Flick. “I didn’t think Leon Goretzka would put in such a strong performance when he came into the game. But we can build on the second half. I’m not scared or anxious.”

The Bayern boss received a yellow card during the clash for dissent but was in a jovial mood when asked about it.
“I must have had my hands up too far, so I got a yellow,” he said.

The loss cuts Bayern’s lead to just two points as they gear up for their Champions League clash with Lazio before playing FC.Koln in their next Bundesliga.

Adam Schultz
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