“Fortunately there are computer systems”
Flick obliges a new replacement
The new Corona circumstances within the nationwide soccer workforce are inflicting setbacks in Hansi Flick’s workforce. This doesn’t fear the nationwide coach, his workforce is various. He dedicated to changing captain Manuel Neuer at an early stage.
On an uncommon practice journey to Leipzig, Hansi Flick was free to work on his Plan B. There was no new corona illness – a day after the optimistic checks of Manuel Neuer and Leon Goretzka, the nationwide coach smiled with aid and was in good spirits. He can now give attention to the 2 Nations League video games, which also needs to be a assertion for the World Cup favourites.
Two months earlier than the World Cup kick-off towards Japan (November 23), Flick has given his “massively high-quality squad” a clear job. “Winning the group is our objective, we wish to make it to the ultimate 4 and set an instance,” he stated earlier than Friday’s dwelling sport towards the inconvenient Hungarians (20.45 / reside on ZDF and ntv.de) .
In three days’ time, it is time to take revenge on England on the European Championship: the final two essential worldwide matches earlier than the gown rehearsal towards Oman in November ought to lead the workforce to their fifth World Cup star. “We need to play effectively,” famous Flick.
“Consciously decreasing doable connections once more”
He (nonetheless) takes failure frivolously. “Maybe it was good preparation. We do not know what’s going to occur in Qatar,” Flick stated. “We all the time have to act.” With a fast whistle, he ordered his remaining 20 outfield gamers to give a transient coaching speech on the DFB campus on Thursday.
In the wake of the pandemic, management vacillates between a quick leash and private freedom. “It’s not straightforward, life has to go on,” Flick reported. “Maybe we must always consciously reduce ties once more.” The objective is “affordable normalcy.”
Against Hungary and towards England at Wembley on Monday (20.45 / reside on RTL and ntv.de), however within the following weeks the nationwide coach expects “particular person growth from every participant”. He should first announce 50 gamers to FIFA’s world affiliation, then whittle them down to a 26-man squad and filter the World Cup beginning eleven. “Luckily, there are computer systems,” Flick joked, “and you may simply transfer the names round.” He takes it “in stride” and retains the whole lot open.
A defeat on Friday would shut the trail to a group victory and a place within the Final Four in 2023. Hungary have crushed Germany twice not too long ago: a 2-2 draw on the European Championship final 12 months. The first sport of the season ended efficiently 1-1. Striker Timo Werner, who secured his place within the World Cup, stated: “They are very organized, everybody runs at one another.
Ter Stegen changed Neuer
Flick wants to regulate his match plan. Neuer and Goretzka instantly left for Munich, whereas Julian Brandt may also be absent due to flu. In objective, the nationwide coach introduced in Marc-Andre ter Stegen from Barcelona and introduced “some modifications” between video games.
The colourful ‘One Love’ bandage worn by captain Neuer on the World Cup is celebrating its premiere in Leipzig. On Friday, substitute captain Thomas Müller may ship a sign towards variety and discrimination. “We’re all the identical, everywhere in the world,” Flick stated.
The workforce additionally made a assertion with a practice trip. He got here beneath hearth two years in the past for a 250km flight from Stuttgart to Basel. A new sense of the surroundings and sustainability has now been documented with a three-hour ICE trip. “Maybe somebody has a few enjoying playing cards with them,” Thilo Kerer stated with a snigger.