The all-conquering Germans are the slight favourites for the Champions League final tie against the Parisians, but a former club stalwart believe they can still improve in certain areas
Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr has given kudos to Bayern Munich manager Hansi Flick for turning the Bavarians into an unstoppable winning machine.
Die Roten have won each of their last 20 competitive matches, spectacularly winning all of their ten Champions League games this season.
The Bundesliga champions secured their place in the UEFA Champions League final after making light work of French side Lyon.
But the highlight of Bayern’s season so far remains the 8-2 humbling of a Messi-skippered Barcelona in the quarterfinals of the tournament.
And Rohr believes former Bayern Munich midfielder Flick should be commended for transforming the team into such a relentless attacking unit.
“Hansi Flick succeeds because he has remained faithful to the values of Bayern Munich and has also integrated players loyal to the Bavarian state of mind like Thomas Müller and Manuel Neuer,” Rohr told Late Football Club.
“Le @FCBayern est favori pour cette finale…”
“Les faiblesses du Bayern ? Kimmich en arrière droit… Beaucoup de pertes de balles…”
“Ça sera une finale équilibrée…”
— Late Football Club (@LateFootClub) August 19, 2020
“He is also a former Bayern player, imbued with that state of mind, he works with humility and coolness. His team is fighting for him.”
In Sunday’s final, Bayern face a dangerous customer in PSG, who are in their first-ever Champions League Final.
The Parisians propelled themselves one step closer to their Qatari owners’ dream last week with an assured performance against surprise package RB Leipzig.
Boasting the brilliant duo of Neymar and Kylian Mbappe, the French champions will be looking to capitalize on any weakness in Bayern’s set-up.
Rohr reveals that Bayern’s fullback position and Liverpool-linked Thiago Alcântara’s penchant for losing the ball could be areas PSG exploit towards emerging victorious on the day.
“Bayern’s weaknesses? I might say the right-back position Joshua Kimmich which is not his favourite position,” Rohr said.
“Benjamin Pavard’s injury has changed and forced things. Perhaps Pavard will return to his position for the final.
“We will also have to watch out for the loss of balls. They had a lot against Lyon, especially by Thiago Alcântara, who is going to leave, and we do not know how he will behave in the final.
“It will be a very balanced final, and I hope it takes place in a good sporting spirit.”
Bayern Munich have won Europe’s premier club competition five times and will be gunning for their sixth title when they face PSG in Sunday’s final at the Estadio da Luz, Portugal.