We are not done yet, warns Bay­ern coach Flick

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Bay­ern Mu­nich is far from done with the sea­son af­ter se­cur­ing its record-ex­tend­ing eighth con­sec­u­tive Bun­desliga crown, with the do­mes­tic league ti­tle only an “in­ter­me­di­ate tar­get” en route to more suc­cess, coach Hansi Flick said on Fri­day.

The Bavar­i­ans wrap up the sea­son to­day at VFL Wolfs­burg, and will lift the league tro­phy in front of an empty sta­dium due to health and safety mea­sures in­tro­duced be­cause of the COVID-19 pan­demic, Reuters re­ported.

But for Flick, who took over in Novem­ber, there are more mile­stones ahead.

“There is still more to achieve,” Flick told a vir­tual news con­fer­ence. “We can now go 17 matches with­out de­feat since the start of the year in the Bun­desliga. We want to play to win against Wolfs­burg. We have to take on the fight and win it.”

Bay­ern is also five goals away from match­ing the league record for goals (101) scored in one sea­son.

“The league ti­tle is an in­ter­me­di­ate goal. We al­ways had more goals within the team and we need to be mea­sured by those,” Flick said.bay­ern takes on Bayer Lev­erkusen in the Ger­man Cup fi­nal on July 4 and is also still in the Cham­pi­ons League com­pe­ti­tion that will re­sume in Au­gust with its last-16 sec­ond leg against Chelsea.

“We still have one more game (af­ter Satur­day) against Lev­erkusen,” Flick said. “Af­ter that the team can switch off. But the play­ers will not be com­pletely putting their feet up. Then we have three weeks to pre­pare for the Cham­pi­ons League.

“In our view that is a lot of time,” he added.

SVEN HOPPE/REUTERS

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