Bayern Munich Manager Hansi Flick praised his team for their performance against Chelsea in the Champions League but has warned his team not to be complacent against Barcelona and to not just focus on Lionel Messi.
He spoke to the media by saying “I’m very pleased. We wanted to win, we wanted to pick up where we left off and that’s exactly what the players did”.
He also added “We will prepare for Barcelona like any other opponent. We want to show our strengths, be 100% focused and bring our qualities into the game. We’re not focusing on Messi, we need to be aware of every player.”
Hansi Flick also gave an update on Jerome Boateng who got injured in the game, The defender was replaced by Nikalas Sule on 63 minutes as the game went on.
He said “I think that things are not quite so bad with Jérôme. That’s the information I got from the medical department”.
Flick was also asked about Benjamin Pavard, who missed Saturday’s game due to an ankle injury.
It has been suggested that the World Cup winner won’t be able to participate at the remainder of the tournament, but Flick hasn’t given up hope that he could feature in the one-game knockout format in Lisbon.
“Benji’ is adamant. He’ll try all he can”.
Benjamin Pavard and Jerome Boateng are part of the Bayern Munich squad that travel to Lisbon.
Bayern Munich will be facing FC Barcelona on August 14 for their quarter final game which will be played in Lisbon.