Bayern Munich were given a warning, letting in two late goals in the DFB-Pokal ahead of their top-of-the-table Bundesliga clash with RB Leipzig.
Hansi Flick felt Bayern Munich were given a wake-up call in Wednesday’ 4-3 DFB-Pokal win over Hoffenheim. Bayern recovered after Boateng’s early own goal and were cruising at 4-1 up at the Allianz Arena, only for Moanes Dabour to score twice in the last 10 minutes to ensure a nerve-racking finish. Flick said the final moments of the match should serve as a warning for Bayern, who host RB Leipzig in a top-of-the-table Bundesliga clash on Sunday.
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Flick told reporters,
“You can always look at it one way or another, I always look at it positively and say that today is a wake-up call. It was almost the same in the second half in Mainz. We weren’t in the game that much anymore and shifted down a gear. I don’t know if that was also the reason today. I don’t want to diminish Hoffenheim’s performance there. They did well in the second half.”
“The team and the coaches talked at half-time. It would have been a signal if we had won 4-1 or 5-1 today. It would have been possible today,” he said.
“On the other hand, the game today also shows us that if we don’t play at our limit, a game can tip quickly. We have to stay concentrated against every opponent for 90 minutes. That’s why it’s maybe quite good, especially before the Leipzig game, that we realise that it’s not going to work by itself. We have to bring hard work to the pitch to be successful.”
On the other hand, Bayern Munich have successfully made a comeback in the German top tier as they reduced the deficit and currently, they stand at the top of the table. Can Bayern Munich keep their run going or any last-minute ditch from the other teams are left? Voice off your comments below