The Bundesliga champions will go to face Quique Setien’s side for a spot in the Champions League semi-finals.
According to Hansi Flick, you can’t compare Messi and Lewandowski
Bayern Munich boss Hansi Flick praised Lionel Messi ahead of their Champions League meeting on Friday. The Bundesliga champions will go to face Quique Setien’s side for a spot in the Champions League semi-finals. There has been a lot of talk about the two clubs’ star strikers, with Robert Lewandowski versus Messi on the latest form. “You can’t compare Lewandowski and Messi,” the Bayern coach said in his press conference. “Robert is extraordinary as a striker, as a striker. He has a lot of quality in the box and always scores goals. He can help too. I think Messi was by far the best player in the world in recent years.
It is not Bayern vs. Messi, and this is Bayern vs. Barcelona. Of course, he is extraordinary, and we have a plan for him, but I’m not doing to tell it to you.”
Many have Bayern as favorites of the match due to their internal form, but Flick is not carried away. “I can only say that we have the utmost respect for Barcelona,” he added. “In the last few years, they have dominated the Champions League. Barcelona has inspired many clubs and coaches because of their style of play and how they attract players to La Masia. It is what the whole world is passionate about. They have great players. Messi, Gerard Pique, Ivan Rakitic, Sergio Busquets, Antoine Griezmann, Luis Suarez, Marc-André ter Stegen. They are powerful. We know the strengths they have, and we know we have to play against the Cules with our quality and our play. We have a scheme, and we want it to work.”