The fixture list for the weekend consists of some heavyweight sides taking on each other in Bayern Munich vs Eintracht Frankfurt being the last match of the day in a much anticipated electrifying clash.
Though Flick has not ruled Thiago out of that match, it is a quick turnaround for Tuesday, when Bayern face their nearest rivals Dortmund in a game which could have a huge say in the eventual destination of the title. "Things are not quite going in the direction we'd like them to go with him", he said. "It starts at zero".
The Bundesliga became the first major sports league to restart last week after more than two months following an easing of COVID-19 pandemic restrictions in Germany, but games are played without fans for health safety reasons.
"Each of us has at least one game without an audience behind us and we know what to expect", he said.
"Before the game against Union we trained in our stadium". So the team knows what kind of atmosphere they can expect.
Hansi Flick has revealed Thiago Alcantara is struggling with a muscular injury just four days before Bayern Munich visit Borussia Dortmund for Der Klassiker.
Flick insisted his team would not be distracted on Saturday. We'll play against Frankfurt.
"We don't want to rush anything", he added.
Bayern have three long-term injury absentees: Philippe Coutinho and Corentin Tolisso (who both underwent ankle surgery in April) and Niklas Suele who is recovering from a knee ligament injury.
"Niklas has expressed the wish to play this season".
"Regarding Thiago, we'll have to wait and see".