Bayern Munich head manager Hansi Flick has come out to speak ahead of the Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund clash, he said the match is not the German Bundesliga 2019/20 title decider. Hansi Flick says Tuesday’s top-of-the-table game against second-placed Borussia Dortmund is not a Bundesliga title decider.
A win for leaders Bayern at the Allianz Arena would move them seven points clear of Borussia Dortmund with six games left to play. However, head coach Hansik Flick is not seeing the whole point gap as clear league divider as he said: “Regardless of the result, nothing will be decided.”
Borussia Dortmund is hoping that Germany centre-back Mats Hummels will be fit to play after he went off injured at half-time during Saturday’s 2-0 win at Wolfsburg. That victory briefly brought Dortmund to within one point of Bayern, who responded by restoring their four-point advantage with a 5-2 victory over Eintracht Frankfurt later in the day.
Like Dortmund, Bayern has won both of their games since the Bundesliga resumption although the games are played behind closed doors on 16th of May, following a two-month break because of the coronavirus pandemic. Hansi Flick’s Bayern side are chasing an eighth successive Bundesliga title but it will be their first under Hansik Flick, who replaced Niko Kovac as head coach in November.
Bayern Munich chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge says his club would have considered signing Philippe Coutinho who serving a loan spell with them from Barcelona but the amount placed on the player is too much according to the chairman. The 27-year-old Brazilian midfielder is on a season-long loan, which included an option for Bayern to buy him for 120m euros (£109.84m).
“The option expired and we have not activated it,” Rummenigge told German magazine, Der Spiegel. “We are going to plan our squad for next season and we will see if he still has a role to play with us or not.”