Champions League win would be 'cherry on the cake' for Bayern, says Flick ahead of Chelsea second leg
After enjoying a short break, their focusswitches to Europe. They have a last-16 tie with Chelsea to complete, having won the first leg 3-0 at Stamford Bridge in February .
The German side are not only expected to progress at the expense of the Blues but also challenge for the trophy when the knockout stages continue in Portugal, even if the draw has not been kind.
Flick is unwilling to get too carried away, though.
"We did what we had to do in winning theBundesliga and the DFB-Pokal," the Bayern bosstold the media on Sunday.
"We achieved what is expected of us every year. Now it'sabout winning the cherry, the icing on the cake, winning what'sspecial.
"But I don'twant to looktoo far ahead. If you look at the path ahead of us, it's not going to be easy to get to the final, even if we get past Chelsea.
"You need to be ready and absolutely 100 per centalertwhen these tournamentsstart – that'swhat we expect from our players. We expect absolute quality, absolute concentration and absolute intensity – and maybe a little bit of luck.
"What'simportant for me is that peoplerealisethat I'm veryoptimistic. I look at Bayern, this team and this squad of players, in a very positive way. It'sa real joy for the coaches who work here.
"I'm absolutely thrilled with my team, with the atmosphere in the locker room and the coaching team. Everyone is desperate and determined to win.
"We know that you need a bit of luck, but we want to do everything we can to be prepared."
Bayern will face the winner of the incomplete tie between Barcelona and Napoli in the last eight , while Real Madrid, Manchester City or Juventus are potential opponents in the semi-finals.
Yet Flick's primary focus isChelsea, who have impressed him recently with their performances in the Premier League.
"Wehave towalk through the quarter-final door now, make sure we win that home game against Chelsea, or at least make it through to the next round," he said.
"We need to try to win to gain more confidence, then go to where we all want to go – Lisbon and this Champions League tournament.
Source : goal.com
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