Bayern Munich will be improved by Leroy Sane next season but Hansi Flick’s side still has work to do in 2019-20-including the DFB-Pokal final.
On Friday Hansi Flick and Manuel Neuer were pleased to welcome Leroy Sane to Bayern Munich but were quick to turn their attention back to the DFB-Pokal final.
Bayern has confirmed Sane’s long-awaited arrival from Manchester City on a 5-year deal.
As Bundesliga champions prepare to take on Bayer Leverkusen in Berlin in the second leg of their treble bid on Saturday, they have little time to reflect on their positive winger quest.
Flick talked about his new signing on the press conference: “We’re happy, but it’s not the time to talk about it.”
Captain Neuer was slightly more forthcoming, but his primary focus is on lifting another trophy, when asked about his Germany team-mate, Sane.
“I hope [Sane] can win the Pokal with Bayern in the future,” he said. “We Bayern players are happy that he will be with us next season.”
Flick hopes to include Niklas Sule back with the task of defending Leverkusen’s Kai Havertz, another player associated with Bayern.
Leverkusen can not rely on Havertz, 21, alone, says coach Peter Bosz.
“He is important but cannot win the game alone,” Bosz said. “I don’t think the game has anything to do with his future.”
Flick agreed individual quality alone would not decide the day, adding: “Both teams have very good players, but you cannot be successful alone.”
“You need a good team effort. We shouldn’t think about who the top player is.”