Hansi Flick made no secret of his hope that both Thiago Alcantara and David Alaba stay at Bayern Munich after winning the DFB-Pokal against Bayer Leverkusen last night. Neither player has signed a contract extension, and even Bayern CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge has said that Thiago “wants to try something new.”

Flick said after the game, “I will certainly use every means at my disposal so that we can keep two such quality players in our ranks. I hope that we can keep both these quality players, even if I know that it’s not so simple with Thiago.”