Modified 04 Mar 2020, 06:12 IST
Bayern Munich coach Hansi Flick was satisfied with his crew’s efficiency after edging Schalke 1-Zero within the DFB-Pokal quarter-finals.
Joshua Kimmich’s 40th-minute aim proved to be sufficient as Bayern dominated possession on the Veltins Arena on Tuesday.
Despite the narrow victory, Flick was completely satisfied to maneuver into the final 4 as Bayern remained on observe for a second straight DFB-Pokal crown.
“My crew performed very good and really intelligently. I’m satisfied with the best way we received this recreation,” he mentioned, by way of the membership’s web site.
“We performed in opposition to a Schalke facet that performed very defensively. Nevertheless, we created probabilities and did very good general, in the course of the recreation we had over 80 per cent possession.
“At the tip of the day, it is all the time vital within the cup that you just progress. We’re within the semi-finals, so I’m very happy with my crew. The gamers are in good spirits, they’re in good type.
“We did not need to change a lot. We’ll begin to recuperate now, the boys can have a day and a half off after which we’ll begin our preparations for the sport in opposition to Augsburg.”
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Kimmich drilled an effort into the underside nook from the sting of the realm after a nook was cleared into his path earlier than half-time.
The defender acknowledged it was a tricky encounter, however felt Bayern deserved their win.
“I do not assume it was potential to roll over opponents just like the facet we confronted as a result of Schalke performed very deep and narrowed a lot of house. It was not all the time potential to play quick and immediately,” Kimmich mentioned.
“We tried to, however not all the things labored out. We additionally had two or three harmful counters in opposition to us. All in all, it was nonetheless a well-deserved victory.
“I’m completely satisfied that I made it 1-Zero and that the sport ended like that. At that second you simply go for it and hope that it goes in.”
Top of the Bundesliga, Bayern host Augsburg on Sunday.
Published 04 Mar 2020, 06:12 IST
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