Bayern Munich coach Hansi Flick has praised Manuel Neuer for his huge influence which contributed in his side’s Champions League final win against Paris Saint-Germain on Sunday.
Neuer made impressive saves to stop PSG from taking the lead in a game where they had been second best.
The Bayern skipper made a double save from Neymar before stopping a Kylian Mbappe’s low strike from crippling in late in the first half.
Former PSG player Kingsley Coman was the hero as he headed in Joshua Kimmich’s cross to earn his side their second treble and sixth Champions League title.
And commenting on Neuer’s performance, Flick said: “It was a high-tempo, high-octane match with chances at both ends. We have the best goalkeeper in the world in Manuel Neuer and he kept us in the match in certain instances.”
Flick praised his backline for managing to contain PSG’s dangerous trio, Neymar, Mbappe and Angel Di Maria.
“What was great was how the team played as a lot of people wondered how Bayern would defend against their impressive front line. I think we did a very good job on that score. We had a good attitude out there through the team that was great to see.
“We really make life difficult for the opposition. When you think how we worked defensively until the 92nd minute. Robert Lewandowski was chasing after the ball, that was incredible. It was a complete team performance.”
And on goal scorer Kingsley Coman: “Perhaps he’s finally stepped out of Franck Ribery and Arjen Robben’s shadow this season. Kingsley has incredible talent and he showed tonight that he can also score goals.
“I’ve not set a deadline for when the party has to stop. It’s only right to celebrate when you win something. You have to have a party and I don’t know when that party will end.”Copyright © 2020 Completesports.com All rights reserved. The information contained in Completesports.com may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed without the prior written authority of Completesports.com.