Bayern must stay grounded after demolition of Barca: Flick

Bayern Munich coach Hansi Flick insists his players need to remain grounded after hammering Barcelona, as a stern test against Lyon or Man City awaits them in the Champions League semis.

Hansi Flick

Hansi Flick's Bayern Munich has won the domestic league and Cup double and is looking to repeat its 2013 treble winning season by clinching the Champions League.   -  Reuters

Bayern Munich players will let their stunning 8-2 Champions League quarterfinal victory sink in for a day but if they are to win the title they still need to work hard, coach Hansi Flick warned.

Flick, who was assistant coach of Germany in its historic 7-1 demolition of host Brazil en route to the World Cup title in 2014, said his players now needed to stay grounded ahead of a semifinal against either Manchester City or Olympique Lyonnais.

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“You know that I do not look back because only the here and now matters,” Flick told reporters when asked about comparisons to Germany's 2014 win.

“Yes, we played an outstanding game and we can be happy but we all know we still have hard work to do if we are to stand in the end where we want to stand,” he added.

 

Bayern has won the domestic league and Cup double and is looking to repeat its 2013 treble winning season.

“We know how quickly it can happen in football. We must recharge from tomorrow for the semi-finals,” Flick said.

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On Friday the Bavarians had already scored four times in the first half against the Spanish former European champion Barca, outclassing it with dizzying pace and quick breaks that left the defence standing.

“It is a win and we wanted to reach semifinals. OK, it is impressive, we set a small marker but the experienced players know that the next game awaits and we will need the same performance. Let it sink in, analyse and then prepare for the semifinal,” Flick said.

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