Bayern Munich coach made an act that some may regard
as a “forbidden fall” hours before a match that may be the most
important of his life in the final of the most important club
tournament in the world.
At a time when Bayern Munich defender Jerome Boateng will
undergo a physical test before facing Paris Saint-Germain in
the Champions League final on Sunday, the latter’s coach, Hans
Flick, revealed his basic game plan, and said that, regardless of
his squad, nothing will happen. Drastic changes to gameplay.
A muscle injury caused Boateng’s exit after the first half during
the 3-0 victory over Olympique Lyon in the semi-finals,
Wednesday, and Flick told a press conference that “Jerome will
train with us tonight, and we will wait for the last training and
we hope that he is fit to participate from the start, after
the training I will meet with the crew.” Training and discuss
what we will do. ”
If Boateng did not participate, Niklas Zolleh, who participated
in the place of his teammate in the second half against Lyon,
is the closest to playing alongside David Alaba.
Bayern’s advanced defense, to force the opponent to retreat to
its half, allowed French opponent Lyon to create many
opportunities and questions arose about the possibility of Flick
resorting to a cautious method in the final in light of the speed
and skill of Neymar and Kylian Mbappe.
But the 55-year-old coach, who took over after Niko Kovac
was sacked in November, indicated that drastic changes were unlikely.
“What is important is the possibility of putting pressure on
the opponent when he is in possession of the ball and when
passing the ball in the space behind our defense, the defenders
have to make sure that all this space is covered,” said Hans Flick.
He continued: “Saint-Germain has a great competence in
attacking, perhaps similar to Barcelona in this matter. Lyon
played very directly and went towards our goal and relied on
long passes in the space behind our defense.”
“It is important that we cut the pass lines in order not to give
the opponent space to play the ball in. Of course, Paris Saint-
Germain has great speed. It is a great team and has amazing
players and it will be an exciting match,” he stressed.
“But for more than ten months we have always tried to impose
our style on the opponent. We played in an advanced defense
against the opponents and achieved the desired results.
So we will not change much in this matter.”