Bayern Munich romped to a 5-0 win over Schalke.
Their win came at the same time Eintracht beat Leipzig 2-0. Robert Lewandowski, Thiago, Thomas Muller and Leon Goretzka were all on the scoresheet.
“That was very good,” Flick said. “Schalke were really impressive in the first game [of 2020] against Gladbach. But we play here at home and wanted to play our game, our philosophy.”
“We wanted to disrupt the opponent early, put pressure on them early with a high intensity. We did this very well, especially in the first half.
“It was crucial that we got the three points. This must give us even more confidence. The quality in the squad is excellent, and if I can then lift them as I did here, I am very satisfied.
“It was, of course, a very successful day for us.”
Muller admitted that Leipzig’s defeat inspired Bayern.
“After the Leipzig result, we might have had a little more,” he said. “Usually, there is only the 100 per cent – today there was maybe two or three per cent on top.
“Like against Dortmund [a 4-0 home win in November], we didn’t want to give Schalke space. We are very happy with the game. We played well as a team.”
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