‘Not an easy task’… German icon makes claim about Barcelona


LEIPZIG, GERMANY - DECEMBER 08: Philipp Lahm, general manager of the DFB EURO GMBH attends the official press conference, as the city of leipzig is unveiled as the location for the International Broadcast Centre (IBC) of the UEFA Euro 2024 at Messe Leipzig on December 08, 2020 in Leipzig, Germany.
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The changes being made at FC Barcelona this summer will hardly be slight ones. With Xavi Hernandez already expelled, Barça have a completely new direction to take. To lead them in this direction, Barcelona has called upon the services of a certain German coach who knows exactly what success feels like.

Hansi Flick, formerly a record-breaking coach at Bayern Munich as well as a legendary assistant coach for the German National team, now takes on the challenge at Barcelona. While he also served as head coach of Germany, that stint was rather uneventful compared to his other positions in the past.

With Bayern, Flick managed to win the historic sextuple, a feat that coincidentally only Barcelona has ever achieved apart from the Bavarians. On the other hand, when it comes to Germany, Flick was the assistant to Joachim Low when the nation won its 4th FIFA World Cup title.

A key member of that 2014 Germany team was Philipp Lahm, a legendary right-back who is also an icon for Bayern Munich. Now a key part of the team behind the 2024 Euros in Germany, he has recently made a bold claim about Flick’s new task at Barcelona while talking about the German coach, as highlighted by SPORT:

“Perhaps, at this moment, Barcelona is not an easy task for anyone. It is a great challenge, and I wish him the best.”

For the 2014 World Cup winner and 2013 continental treble winner, it seems that managing Barcelona is a hard job at the moment. Given the club’s financial issues and other problems seemingly being well-documented, it hardly comes as a surprise to see Lahm be skeptical about Flick’s new adventure.

However, given that both of them hail from Germany, the Bayern Munich legend made sure to spread some positivity about seeing his compatriot manage a top side like FC Barcelona: “It is a joy for all Germans to see our coaches working in top clubs.”

Raafay Humayun
Raafay Humayun
Raafay Humayun is a life-long fan of FC Barcelona and an avid enjoyer of all things Blaugrana. Having fallen in love with the club for the way they defined football for him, he now spends his time watching games, analyzing the happenings in them, and digesting any and everything related to his beloved Catalan club. He also writes as an author for Barca News Network hoping to deliver the latest updates to his fellow ‘culés’.

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