An enhanced atmosphere for gamers at Bayern Munich is the trick to the Bavarian club’s supremacy in the house and in Europe, according to Lothar Matthaeus. The German football excellent also said his former colleague and buddy Hansi Flick is the “ideal coach” for Bayern.

Speaking with a group of press reporters from Asia during a video interaction ahead of the weekend’s Bundesliga conference between Borussia Monchengladbach and Bayern, clubs he has bet, Matthaeus admired Flick. “I have actually known Hansi Flick for 35 years. I was playing with him at Bayern Munich in the 80s. I have a friendship with him and his family too, we are extremely close. He is a fantastic person and a wonderful coach. Maybe, you don’t understand the story but I was the coach of Red Bull Salzburg 14 years back. And who do you believe was my assistant coach? Hansi Flick,” said Matthaeus, who captained Germany to the 1990 Fifa World Cup victory, won 7 Bundesliga titles with Bayern and the Serie A title when with Inter Milan.

” I know his qualities, I know him as a person. He came to Bayern 14 months back and he altered everything. The gamers remained the very same, as under (predecessor Niko) Kovac but he gave the players a much better sensation. He made them much better gamers; he provided them a family environment. He is the best coach for Bayern Munich and I hope he will stay for many, many years.”

Under Flick, Bayern have lost only thrice in 59 games however among them was a 1-2 defeat against Moenchengladbach, in 2019.

Bench worry

Discussing Bayern’s bench strength, Matthaeus stated: “Bayern’s bench is not strong enough to maybe have the same outcomes as in 2015. The very first 14-15 gamers at Bayern are high quality gamers. However behind them, they are missing out on the quality they had in 2015. Last season, (Philippe) Coutinho, Thiago (Alcantara) and (Ivan) Perisic were playing for Bayern. Now, they have actually lost 3 essential gamers and they get only Leroy Sane (in the transfer window), who comes after a long injury break. So Bayern start the season without 3 quality gamers.

” Because the dream of Bayern is to repeat the treble of in 2015, you require more than 14-15 players. Due to the fact that you will lose gamers to injuries and suspensions, so you have to get ready for this, specifically in this time when you play two games each week. Some other clubs have a much better bench than Bayern, although not better players,” he stated.

Matthaeus said that Sane, who got here from Manchester City ahead of this season, will need time to settle down. “We understand him from Schalke. He has been a Bundesliga player prior to; he is a German national group gamer and he is talented. Sane is a really fast gamer, an excellent dribbler. In Manchester, he had a various system in the club because Pep Guardiola and Hansi Flick are different coaches in regards to mentality, caring and the system on the field. And it’s not so easy to come to the best team worldwide, the Champions League winners; you have to work to get a location in the very first XI.”

“( Serge) Gnabry and (Kingsley) Coman did a great job last season, scored a lot of objectives. Leroy is undoubtedly not at 100% at the minute however Bayern Munich is a club that offers players the time that they need to come to their highest level. And after that, when he has the mentality and he wishes to give something back, he can make a distinction in the future in the huge video games. But first, he needs to understand the Bayern Munich system.”

Asked if Monchengladbach head coach Marco Rose might take over at Borussia Dortmund, who sacked Lucien Favre last month, Matthaeus said: “He (Rose) has a great deal of experience and he is an excellent coach. If he feels Dortmund is the next step for him, he needs to go there. But if feels proficient at Monchengladbach and about the capacity in the group, then he needs to stay. I can’t advise him but I simply hope that he remains in the Bundesliga due to the fact that he has played spectacular football with his team.”

” Parties with Maradona”

Once explained by Diego Maradona as his toughest challenger, Matthaeus and the Argentine legend played against each other in two World Cup finals. The 2 likewise shared a rivalry when Matthaeus played for Inter and Maradona was at Napoli. Expressing his shock at Maradona’s death at the age of 60 in November, Matthaeus stated: I couldn’t think it but then I started receiving calls from reporters asking me for my reaction. Of course, I was distressed that somebody like Maradona, in a young age, would leave us. I will constantly remember extremely well about this excellent player, about the competition in between our national groups, in between Inter Milan and Napoli in the Serie A.

” It was a good time when we had our competition versus each other. I had a couple of parties with him too after video games. I can not say we were friends however we were football friends and we respected each other. Diego was doing so much for football; he made many people delighted, specifically in his house country Argentina. We miss him; he was among the very best gamers ever in the history of football.”