MUNICH, MAY 07
Bayern Munich coach Hansi Flick will not be watching title rivals RB Leipzig's earlier game against Borussia Dortmund on Saturday, with his side preparing to seal a ninth straight Bundesliga crown with a win over Borussia Moenchengladbach.
The Bavarians, who are seven points clear at the top with three games left, will clinch their 31st league trophy and 30th title since the introduction of the top division in 1963 if they win or if they match Leipzig's result at Dortmund.
Leipzig, second on 64 points, will hand the title to Bayern if they lose to Dortmund before the Bavarians host Gladbach.
Asked if he would be watching the Leipzig game or getting updates before his team's kick-off, Flick told Friday's online news conference: "Zero point zero percent.
"I prepare only for my game against a tough opponent. My focus is on our game and I don't deal with the Leipzig game at all.
"We have three games to play and the good thing is we can win the title by winning any of these matches. At Bayern it is not about how many points we need but how many points we can get from those games. We want all nine points from three games."
Flick, who has decided to leave at the end of the campaign and will be replaced by Leipzig's Julian Nagelsmann, will have an almost full squad to chose from, with only striker Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting ruled out with a back muscle injury.
Leading striker Robert Lewandowski, with 36 league goals, will be looking to add to his tally as he chases Gerd Mueller's all-time league record of 40 goals from the 1971/72 season.
"With Robert the record is obviously somewhere in focus but he also knows that we first want to win," Flick said.
"He has an enormous scoring quota and if we play as we want then he profits the most. He has enormous quality and is absolutely the best player in front of goal in the past years."