FC Bayern Munich won last weekend after a significant increase in performance in the second round by 6: 1 against Werder Bremen. Initially, the mood of the record champions was anything but good when a dispute between Joshua Kimmich and Jérôme Boateng made it clear. The latter has now commented on this.
"It happens in football, it's nothing big to say. It is eaten," Boateng told "Abendzeitung": "The most important thing is that we won 6-1."
It had happened: Kimmich, already considered an avid critic in the team, snapped Boateng up when the score was 0: 1. Both stood short face to face and looked deep into each other's eyes. David Alaba then rushed to separate the argument – a scene that made it clear how tense the situation of the German record champions is.
Kimmich had not wanted to comment on the argument shortly after the game "Bild". Bayern coach Hansi Flick commented on the stage at the press conference after the game with a hint of calm: "We play football. There are emotions. It can happen that way. I said clearly to both or made how I feel about such situations. And what I do expect from my team. "
Bavaria: Boateng speaks for Flick
Meanwhile, Jérome Boateng hopes Hansi Flick will remain head coach at FC Bayern Munich in the New Year. "I think every one of us wants to continue with Hansi. He is doing well, with the whole team around him. The team would be happy, but it's not in our hands."
Boateng praised Niko Kovac's successor. Flick was "just a top coach, he certainly deserved it". He "very respectfully and professionally relates to us players, with those who play and with those who do not play". Especially for the 31-year-old, one thing is certain: "He gives everyone the feeling that he is important in the team. And that is very important for a club like Bavaria."
The defender also sees parallels to triple coach Jupp Heynckes: "It's like Jupp Heynckes, who really did it with all his experience. Hansi is not far from it."