Screaming questions after the first loss under Flick

National coach Hansi Flick’s lovely streak has come to an finish. After 9 wins and 4 attracts, they suffered their first defeat in opposition to Hungary, 0–1. With eight weeks to go earlier than the World Cup kick-off in opposition to Japan on November 23, that zero quantity represents a severe setback. Commentary from Kicker Chief Reporter Karlheinz Wilde.

Driving DFB-Elf, unsuccessful: nationwide coach Hansi Flick.
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Of course, Hansi Flick had fully completely different plans. With two wins over Hungary and the conclusion of this Nations League tour in England on Monday, the German internationals want to spice up their confidence to not solely qualify for subsequent yr’s Final Four, however above all the World Cup. Qatar and automation of playful processes on the subject. But now the nationwide coach and his gamers are crying out for questions and uncertainty after his choice led to his weakest half of the yr earlier than the break. At least he put extra stress on after the change, however he could not rating.

Fixation of the sitting ball

There had been some flaws that triggered this lack of function. The German workforce couldn’t get previous the finish line, and couldn’t counter Hungary’s tight, vertical and horizontal shifting protection with gradual ball motion into the penalty space and even the six-yard field. Wings had been blocked or did not come, deep passes had been usually too lengthy. Thomas Müller’s six-yard header was the solely optimistic. And in the second spherical, Joshua Kimmich’s two pictures from the ambush had been the most promising alternative. Nothing occurred at sixteen.

Not in the center of a storm

Many cases of Hungarians sacrificing themselves for each sort out and making crisp passes forwards and backwards round the penalty space confirmed that German soccer was sorely missing in a typical central striker. In the center of the storm was the absence of a companion who may repair the ball or use the flanks along with his energy.

Timo Werner just isn’t like that. He made himself as ineffective as Serge Gnabry or Thomas Muller. There are too many German internationals out of shape earlier than the upcoming World Cup this fall. David Raum belongs to this group, Niklas Sule. Jonas Hofmann was initially in the flawed place on the proper flank, he prefers to assault, which confirmed in the second half. Ilkay Gundogan tried, however to no avail.

In basic, there was no buyer hand

Joshua Kimmich can be responsible, has improved, however is unfortunate along with his pictures. Leroy Sane, on the different hand, confirmed courageous physicality, particularly in the second half, a minimum of in the struggle, and was courageous sufficient to not put himself decisively in the highlight. The Bayern block couldn’t disguise or resolve its disaster at the DFB membership. Only Antonio Rüdiger, who carried out decently, remained. Individuals Kai Havertz and Jamal Musiala, who all the time encourage hope with their particular person actions, got here too late to the unlucky occasion.

In basic, there was an absence of an organizing hand and a frontrunner. The vitality was there in the second half, however not the creativity, the concept, the excellent cross.

Flick, his teaching employees, and the main gamers who declare that management function for themselves should now deal psychologically and mentally with this first main setback. According to statistics, there is just one pleasant match in London at the second. This sport is meaningless for the Group 3 desk as England are already out of the group. But for the World Cup and the environment in the German nationwide workforce and the nation, this scene is essential.

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