Bayern Munich head coach, Hansi Flick, defensive midfielder Joshua Kimmich and goalkeeper Manuel Neuer, have variously captured the champions’ celebration mood following their 2020 German Super Cup win at the expense of Borussia Dortmund to complete a quintet for 2019/2020 campaign and a record eight trophies in the competition.
Bayern put behind them the disappointment of losing 4-1 to TSG Hoffenheim on matchday-2 of the Bundesliga new season, and thumped arch-rivals Borussia Dortmund 3-2 at the Allianz Arena on Wednesday,
Corentin Tolisso, Thomas Muller and Joshua Kimmich scored Bayern’s goals, while Julian Brandt and Erling Harland netted for Dortmund in the closely contest match.
Fcbayern.com quoted Flick, Kimmich and Neuer’s reactions during a post-match news conference.
“The victory is all that counts today, it was our goal and we’ve achieved it, so I’d like to pay my team a compliment. They just have to contest a lot of matches, so it’s important to win them. It shows the team’s mentality but also their class,” Flick said.
“It wasn’t so easy, especially in the second half. We were two up, and deservedly so. Then we made life difficult for ourselves in terms of coordination and positioning. We must improve that. Joshua Kimmich’s mentality is very special, he has enormous qualities. So he’s on a good path to becoming one of the players to shape this club. Hats off!”
Kimmich added: “At the end of the day we have the trophy, it feels good. We fought for it, even if it wasn’t our best performance. You saw we have the mentality to win matches when we don’t play outstandingly well. We didn’t get off to a good start but went two goals up anyway. We should have been more clever then. We conceded both goals because we carelessly gave away possession during our build-up play.”
Experienced goalkeepee, Neuer, was happy to win, but regretted conceding two goals in the process.
“We knew we’d be up against a strong team. They can always score, we saw that today,” Neuer said
“We conceded two today. But we ourselves to blame for that, we must admit that. We let Dortmund bounce back. It isn’t normal to score three goals in every match. Fortunately, Joshua scored towards the end.”
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