Hansi Flick: Important victory, but we are not champions yet
Bayern Munich coach Hansi Flick has admitted that the win against Borussia Dortmund in the Der Klassiker derby is a big step towards the Bundesliga title. But insisted that it is not yet time to celebrate.
Joshua Kimmich’s beautiful goal during the first half of the match secured the reigning German champions a 1-0 victory at the Der Klassiker derby without fans at Signal Iduna Park on Tuesday.
The Bavarian giant is now at the top of the Bundesliga table with seven points ahead of Dortmund, which ranks second. With only six games left until the end, Bayern are heading for their eighth consecutive Bundesliga title.
In fact, since the beginning of the new century, Bayern have won 13 titles. And while both Stuttgart and Wolfsburg have not won the German elite league title since 2000. Dortmund have been Bayern’s biggest rivals since winning the title three times in the last 20 years.
Flick acknowledged the importance of these three points. But insisted there was still work to be done by the end of the championship.
“It was an important victory, we took a big step forward. Will I win my first title as a coach? “I’m not the kind of coach who wants to read a lot of the future.”
“It’s just a nice feeling to be seven points ahead. “Before the winter break, we were four points behind and we managed to play successful and beautiful football this year.”
“We all know that the basic requirement for success is that we approach every game in the same way we approached the three first games after the resumption of the championship. When we are sure, then we can talk about the title, but I will not do it now. “