Even after the win against Lazio Rome, Bayern coach Hansi Flick had to comment on his relationship with sports director Hasan Salihamidzic and confirmed a clarifying conversation before the game. Joshua Kimmich also reprimanded the quarrels.
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Joshua Kimmich (FC Bayern) on …
… the game: “It was very important to us to win the game. We still wanted to show that we would win this game. That is our DNA. You have the first leg result in the back of your mind, but you played it well. The bottom line was that it was ok, but none Brilliant achievement. We would have liked to have played to zero, we have rarely succeeded in this this season. “
… about internal discrepancies: “Of course you can hear what is being written and discussed. It would be nicer if there was peace and quiet and no explosive material leaked out. But I don’t think that will put a strain on the team.
FC Bayern – Lazio Rome 2-1
Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting (FC Bayern) on …
… the game: “We set out to give 100 percent full throttle. It was a tough game with few chances, but we deserved to win.”
… the gate: “That’s nice, great. I try to help the team in the minutes that I play.”
… on the subject of Flick / Salihamidzic: “I don’t deal with it at all, it was never an issue. The press always needs something to write about. We won’t let ourselves be separated. Of course, that’s nothing positive, but I don’t know what it is about.”
Hansi Flick (FC Bayern coach) on …
… the other competition: “That always depends on us and our opponents. The best of the best play against each other. We belong there and feel good. We want to end the season as successfully as possible and get top performances in the quarter-finals.
… the secondments of Lewandowski and Alaba to the national team: “David will not be in the first game in Scotland, we will wait for Robert to see what the authorities say. We need all the players in the game against Leipzig. We still have a few days to make the decision.”
Thomas Tuchel (FC Chelsea coach) on …
… the game: “The starting position gave me stomach ache, Atletico could draw on unlimited resources. We were missing key players. Nevertheless, it was a top performance. We played with a lot of passion and attractiveness. It didn’t feel confident from the outside, but I am incredibly satisfied. “
… the missed penalty for Atletico: “I winced on the bench, we were lucky. The decisions in the game have to depend on the referee’s feeling and not on super slow motion. It wasn’t enough for the referee.”