Sun 13 December 2020 | 9:35

Flick regrets Bayern’s safe play in the first half against Berlin

Bayern Munich’s Saturday clash with Union Berlin came down to a 1-1 draw robbing both teams of three points and Hansi Flick admits his side was a little too conservative.

Bayern Munich

coach blames his side’s being too cautious in the first half for the outcome against

Union Berlin

and believes his squad ‘can definitely play better.’

Grischa Promel

gifted the underdogs a lead which came quite as a shock to Bayern after only four minutes into the game. However,

Robert Lewandowski

denied Union Berlin of a victory and neither team could push for a win in a pulsating match.

"The first few minutes we were not present on the pitch as we had wanted to be. We could have defended better when we conceded the goal, without question,"

head coach Flick said


"When the first ball becomes dangerous, our composure is not there. We played the safe pass or a long ball. I wasn't too happy with that. We addressed that during the break.

"We wanted to play with more composure and occupy space better in the second half, to have men over. I was more satisfied with the second half. We can definitely play better.

"Our idea is to put the opponent under pressure. Today we weren't able to implement it as we had planned. It will be a difficult season, we knew that in advance.

"Now we have to take the positives from the situation and improve on the things that didn't go so well."

Bayern, who are titleholders on the


table and ahead of

RB Leipzig

on a goal difference, have drawn three of their previous four matches and

Thomas Muller

is eagerly resisting that.


We've often gone a goal down recently. It happened very early today. Union fought hard and played man-to-man,

" Muller said.


We made life difficult for ourselves, especially in the first 20 minutes. We need momentum again and to bounce back again.

"We have the quality, mentally too, but of course it just happens that we not winning but rather drawing matches. It feels too little given our ambitions."

source: SportMob

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