The German Bundesliga is back in full effect and there is one team that looks like they’ve only benefitted by the Covid-19 break. Bayern Munich looks to be even better than before the break. They struggled at the beginning of the season, which eventually led to the sacking of Nico Kovac. His assistent Hans-Dieter Flick, better known as Hansi Flick, really turned everything around at the club. He even made some moves that are comparable to Pep Guardiola.
Three things Hansi Flick changed at Bayern Munich
In this article I talk three main things Hansi Flick changed at the club. He was appointed as temporary manager, but he showed that he deserves to be there for some years. The last time they lost a match is on the 7th of December 2019. They won 15 matches and drew one ever since.
- Joshua Kimmich to midfield: This has been a Guardiola type of move. Pep moved Philip Lahm from the right fullback position to the defensive midfielder spot. Hansi Flick did exactly the same with Joshua Kimmich and it’s a genius move. The team plays much better with Kimmich in midfield. He even scored the only goal in the match against Borussia Dortmund.
- Thomas Müller on 10: Niko Kovac usually played with either Philippe Coutinho or Leon Goretzka on the 10 position. Hansi Flick dusted Thomas Müller of and put him in the 10 position. He made a complete revival under the new manager. He’s currently already on 18 assists this season.
- Alphonso Davies as fullback: Alphonso Davies is one of the revelations of this season. The young Canadian worked his way into Hansi Flick’s first team and he is there to stay. When Flick moved Alaba to the centre, Davies was posted on the left fullback position and he’s doing an amazing job. His positional awareness is a bit off at times, but he’s got everything in his locker to become the best left fullback of his era.
The way Bayern Munich is currently playing, they should be considered the favourites to win the UEFA Champions League this season.