After winning all the available awards, Bayern Munich head coach Hansi Flick did not win the FIFA Best Coach award. The honor instead went to Liverpool coach Jurgen Klopp, whose side won the English Premier League for the first time in 30 years. Because of Flick’s performance from taking over, winning three continents and taking home two excellent trophies, many people were surprised by FIFA’s choice – even Klopp.
Flick admitted he was a bit disappointed.
“Life will go on. Of course, we were a bit disappointed last night, which is normal. If you get in the top three, you also want to win,” Flick said. the performance association, so we want to win too. ”
Like a true professional, Flick congratulated Klopp: “We always embrace this as athletes. ‘Kloppo’ certainly deserved this title as well as his staff. The same with my staff would have deserved it. ”
Jose Mourinho’s infamy took a toll on FIFA’s selection. Perhaps reeling from Tottenham Hotspur’s recent loss to Liverpool’s Klopp, he joked that Flick only needs to earn more.
“I think the only chance Flick wins is that Bayern will have two or three more new competitions to win,” said Mourinho. “So maybe if he wins seven titles in one season he might win the award, because I think he only won the Champions League, Bundesliga, Pokal, European Cup Super, Super Cup Germany – won only five and the biggest of them all. So I think poor Flick is the only chance for Bayern to try to find two or three trophies to see if he can win. ”
All to one side, Flick is grateful for Bayern ‘s success and is ready to move on from it.
“But everything is going well, we have new goals to achieve,” said Flick. “Now, this is closed. The team has achieved excellent results. Le Manu [Neuer] and Robert [Lewandowski], we have two of our best players. Robert as the best footballer and Manu as the best keeper, and Joshua Kimmich, Alphonso Davies on the XI world … Thiago [Alcantara] also, although he is now with Liverpool now unfortunately. So we can say that this has been a great season for us. ”