Flick says Bayern keen to extend good form against Lazio

Defending UEFA Champions League winner Bayern Munich moved towards the quarterfinals by thrashing Lazio 4-1 in the first leg in Rome last month.

Hansi Flick

"We've delivered strong performances in the Champions League, as well as in the Bundesliga. Our current aim is to continue on in this manner," Bayern Munich manager Hansi Flick said (File Photo).   -  Reuters

Bayern Munich coach Hansi Flick said his team is determined to continue its good form when it hosts Lazio and will not take the Italians lightly in the second leg of its Champions League last-16 game on Wednesday.

European champion Bayern moved towards the quarterfinals by thrashing Lazio 4-1 in the first leg in Rome last month.

The Bavarians are on a four-match winning run in all competitions and lead the German top-flight by four points after 25 games.

"We've delivered strong performances in the Champions League, as well as in the Bundesliga. Our current aim is to continue on in this manner," Flick told reporters on Tuesday.

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"We want to win tomorrow. Especially since we're at home, we really want to win to further build our self-confidence.

"We are not approaching this game expecting that we can just bring it (the win) home. We want to win and to do that we have to perform well because Lazio can play very good football.

"They know how to score goals so we have to be alert and ready on the field from the start."

Goalkeeper Manuel Neuer and winger Kingsley Coman are doubtful for the game after missing training due to illness and a muscle problem, respectively.

"Kingsley has muscle issues and Manuel has a slight cold," Flick said. "We are hoping both will be on board, but we have to wait to see what happens tonight, especially in Manuel's case, before we decide tomorrow morning."