Robert Lewandowski scored his team's fifth goal in Saturday's season finale against Augsburg to break Gerd Müller's 49-year record.
Hansi Flick reveals he did not think Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski could break the record for most goals in a single Bundesliga season.
I’m glad for Lewy. The goal took him a long time. At some point I told Tapa [Toni Tapalovic, goalkeeping coach] I didn’t think he’d still get one, but he’s a goal-getter. That’s what marks him out,"
Flick told reporters.
"It’s also an achievement by the team. We win together. That’s what’s marked us out: we work as a team. That’s the main thing. With the quality we have, everyone up front benefits.”
Saturday's clash against Augsburg was the last one Flick sat on the Bayern Munich bench. The 58-year-old has led the Bavarians for 18 months, winning two Bundesliga titles and a Champions League.
I’ll miss the team. It’s the benchmark for the future,
" he added.
"What the team displayed in each training session and in the matches, how they fought, represents their achievements. I’m looking at the big picture. The atmosphere is good
"I’m very proud, it was a joy to be alongside this team. I’d like to thank everyone."