Müller compares Flick with Guardiola


Thomas Müller sees with his current coach Hansi Flick some parallels to a prominent former Bayern Munich coach.

“Our game was last regulated under Pep Guardiola,” the 30-year-old said Süddeutsche Zeitung (Weekend edition) about the tactical guidelines of Flick: “Although every player was allowed to add an individual touch to his position due to his preferences, strengths and weaknesses, this position always had a clear task.”

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For the upcoming final tournament of the Champions League (from August 12), Müller does not see the record champions at a disadvantage due to his long break. “After the corona break, we saw for ourselves how quickly hard work pays off,” said the offensive player. After the compulsory break at that time, the Munich team won all nine outstanding Bundesliga games and the cup final against Bayer Leverkusen.

Giovanne Elber, on the other hand, sees the break as problematic. This is “a clear disadvantage,” said the brand ambassador of Bavaria Passauer Neue Press: “The players were on vacation, switched off and now have to start from zero to one hundred again.”

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Nevertheless, Elber thinks “that Hansi Flick will do it well. It worked very well even after the Corona break”. The 48-year-old Brazilian considers the third title and thus the second triple in the club’s history to be feasible: “That is the goal. But everything has to fit.”

David Alaba and Thiago also played a decisive role in the double. Müller found a possible departure of the two top performers “extremely bitter. Both give the team a lot, especially in this constellation, with this coach and this style of play,” said the best preparer of the past Bundesliga season.

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