Created on 07-04-2020 at 16:00 PM
Last Friday, FC Bayern extended head coach Hansi Flick's contract to run until 30 June 2023. 54-year-old Flick spoke in a video press conference on Tuesday afternoon about his new contract, the current situation regarding the spread of the coronavirus, small groups training at Säbener Street and Thomas Müller's contract extension. fcbayern.com has compiled the Bayern coach's most important statements.
Flick on the current situation
"We must adhere to the measures that have been set out, taking into account the need to keep up-to-date with the situation. Of course we hope to be able to play football again soon. The DFL has set up a task force for this purpose. There will also be clear guidelines on how we have to behave. Accordingly, we must also be open to short-term changes. We'll be ready for when football kicks off again, but that's not in our hands and it would serve us well to continue to adhere to the government's guidelines."
Flick on his contract extension
"We had very trusting and productive discussions. I think we're very much on course and have a great platform to build on. I'm looking forward to tackling the next three years with this team together with my staff. At FC Bayern, success is required, and that is also our goal. Everyone who works here is focused on succeeding, and that is what we want to be measured by. Particularly in the current situation, people appreciate the fact that they are employed by FC Bayern. It's also important to feel a sense of security."
Flick on the current plan of small group training sessions
"We will also try to set an example in our current training plans. We adhere to the guidelines with caution and discipline, so we are currently avoiding physical contact and focusing more on the technical side of the game. After three weeks of 'cyber training', it's good to be back on the pitch and put on football boots. It's also important because you need time to get back into the swing of things. It's a good change for the players, we're trying to offer them a varied training programme."
Flick on Thomas Müller's contract extension
"I am of course very happy that Thomas' contract has been extended. Of course, as a coach, I also talk to the players about issues concerning the future. But in the end, these are decisions that everyone has to make for themselves."