Flick – Bayern looking to cause mini upset in Paris

Bayern Munich manager has called on his players to be more clinical and force Paris Saint-Germain into mistakes as they try to overturn the first leg 3:2 defeat in today’s UCL quarterfinal second leg at the Parc Des Princes.

The defending champions dominated the first leg for long periods but missed loads of chances as they lost their first game in the UEFA Champions League in more than two years. However, Flick has expressed confidence that his side will respond positively.

“We had many chances but we were not as decisive as we should have been and we have to improve,” Flick said during a news conference yesterday. “We will do everything we can and approach the game with optimism.

“We have to make sure tomorrow (today) we show the same ambition that PSG showed against us. We have to force them into making mistakes. We know we have to score at least two goals.

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“It will be a tough task, but these are the games we play football for. We want to cause a mini upset in Paris. Of course, we’ll be delighted if we manage that.”

Whilst Bayern try to overturn the deficit, they’ll have to keep an eye on Kylian Mbappe and prevent him from compounding their woes as he did in the first leg with a brace to his name.

Mbappe, 22, has scored 33 goals in 39 games this season including a hat-trick in the first leg of their UCL tie against Barcelona in the round of 16 at Camp Nou in February. Flick noted his brilliance and added that he’s fast becoming a global superstar.

“Mbappe will be the world’s best in the future, he’s fast, technical, and scores important goals,” Flick added. “Considering his age, he’s so well developed.”

He disclosed that Robert Lewandowski will not be available for the trip to Paris but noted that Leon Goretzka, Kingsley Coman, and Jerome Boateng are available for the game.