Bayern Munich manager Hans-Dieter Flick has reserved praise for Pitso Mosimane ahead of their meeting in the FIFA Club World Cup semi-final.
The European champions who had to endure a flight delay before arriving in Qatar are scheduled to face Al Ahly this evening after the Red Devils 1-0 win over hosts Al Duhail last week.
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Mosimane masterminded a flawless first-half against the Qatari league champions with Hussein El Shahat finding the net but will need to be wary after a subdued second-half display.
However, Flick was left impressed by the South African tactician after their opening game and meeting this weekend - citing the distinct style of play of the African champions while addressing their pressure to win the tournament.
"We had to win the Champions League in order to get here. We have a match almost every three days, so we have to take it step by step in training," Flick said ahead of the game, as per FIFA.
"From today we will work on intensive training for the match against Al Ahly. Our goal is to win the tournament, and we know that it is a burden on us. But we are excited and want to end the season by winning our sixth title.
"Of course, we have our way of playing, with which we were able to win many matches. Our first goal is to win this match, but it is important always to keep your eyes on the opponent.
"Al Ahly is a team that wants to play well and plays in different ways in the attack. They play with two offensive full-backs. The coach [Pitso Mosimane] is great. I sat with him for a short time, but I like his style very much."
The Club of the Century and the Bundesliga giants will face off on Monday evening at the Al Rayyan Stadium (20h00) GMT+2.