Hansi Flick admits that after the ‘insanity’ of Bayern Munich’s 3-3 draw against Arminia Bielefeld in a snow-covered Allianz Arena, he was happy to settle for a share of the points.
Four days after the German champions won the Club World Cup in Qatar, Bayern was in the center of a snowstorm and 2-0 down at halftime against the Bundesliga battlers after Michel Vlap and Amos Pieper’s goals.
With his 25th league goal of the season, Robert Lewandowski hit back three minutes after the restart, but within a minute, in a wild start to the second half, Christian Gebauer restored the away side’s two-goal lead.
After strikes by Corentin Tolisso and Alphonso Davies saved the leaders’ blushes and held the Bavarians five points off title rivals RB Leipzig, Bayern coach Flick was left breathing a sigh of relief.
“A lot came together in the first half and we didn’t defend well,” Flick told broadcaster DAZN.
The squad once again showed an attitude in the second half, which was madness.
“Today you just have to say that we have to be satisfied with the 3-3.”
He added: “We always had the impression that the game could still be turned around.”
“We could have reacted differently after [going 2-0 down], but our team is not like that.”