Flick understands Bayern players, says Lewandowski

WARSAW (XINHUA) – Bayern Munich forward Robert Lewandowski expressed his support for coach Hansi Flick in an interview with the Bild on Wednesday as the German “understands his players”.

Flick was appointed as temporary coach of ‘Die Roten’ after the club sacked Niko Kovac in November 2019, but the good run of results of the team convinced Bayern bosses to give him the position for longer. In April the club announced Flick extended his contract to June 2023.

According to Lewandowski it was good news for the players. “Flick communicates with us perfectly and he understands us. I think that’s his greatest advantage. His ideas seem to be clear for us. What is more, Hansi is an honest man, even if he has to make tough decisions,” Lewandowski was quoted as saying by Bild.

Lewandowski aims to break Gerd Muller’s record, who scored 40 goals in the 1971/72 season, as the Pole has found the net 29 times so far this campaign with five games to play.

“I know everybody talks about it, but I’m not crazy about that. I should have two or three matches with several goals to make it real so I don’t think about the record,” commented Lewandowski for Polish media.

The Bavarians are close to securing their eight consecutive Bundesliga title as they are seven points up on second-placed Borussia Dortmund. Tomorrow the German champions will face Bayer Leverkusen on the road.