“Fortunately there are computer systems”
Flick obliges a new replacement
The new Corona circumstances within the nationwide soccer staff are inflicting setbacks in Hansi Flick’s staff. This doesn’t fear the nationwide coach, his staff is numerous. He dedicated to changing captain Manuel Neuer at an early stage.
On an uncommon prepare journey to Leipzig, Hansi Flick was free to work on his Plan B. There was no new corona illness – a day after the constructive checks of Manuel Neuer and Leon Goretzka, the nationwide coach smiled with aid and was in good spirits. He can now deal with the 2 Nations League video games, which must also be a assertion for the World Cup favourites.
Two months earlier than the World Cup kick-off in opposition to Japan (November 23), Flick has given his “vastly high-quality squad” a clear activity. “Winning the group is our purpose, we wish to make it to the ultimate 4 and set an instance,” he stated earlier than Friday’s dwelling sport in opposition to 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 costume rehearsal in opposition to Oman in November ought to lead the staff 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 is going to occur in Qatar,” Flick stated. “We at all times have to act.” With a fast whistle, he ordered his remaining 20 outfield gamers to give a temporary coaching speech on the DFB campus on Thursday.
In the wake of the pandemic, management vacillates between a brief 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 purpose is “cheap normalcy.”
Against Hungary and in opposition to 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 every thing 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 just lately: a 2-2 draw on the European Championship final yr. 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 modify his match plan. Neuer and Goretzka instantly left for Munich, whereas Julian Brandt can even be absent due to flu. In purpose, the nationwide coach introduced in Marc-Andre ter Stegen from Barcelona and introduced “some adjustments” 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 might ship a sign in opposition to variety and discrimination. “We’re all the identical, everywhere in the world,” Flick stated.
The staff additionally made a assertion with a prepare journey. 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 journey. “Maybe somebody has a few enjoying playing cards with them,” Thilo Kerer stated with a snigger.