“Fortunately there are computer systems”
Flick obliges a new replacement
The new Corona instances within the nationwide soccer group are inflicting setbacks in Hansi Flick’s group. This doesn’t fear the nationwide coach, his group is numerous. 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 exams 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 towards Japan (November 23), Flick gave his “quality-heavy group” a clear job. “Winning the group is our aim, we would like to make it to the ultimate 4 and set an instance,” he mentioned earlier than Friday’s residence 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 necessary worldwide matches earlier than the costume rehearsal towards Oman in November ought to lead the group to their fifth World Cup star. “We need to play effectively,” famous Flick.
“Consciously decreasing potential connections once more”
He (nonetheless) takes failure calmly. “Maybe it was good preparation. We do not know what’s going to occur in Qatar,” Flick mentioned. “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 should always consciously lower ties once more.” The aim is “cheap normalcy.”
Against Hungary and towards England at Wembley on Monday (20.45 / reside on RTL and ntv.de), however within the weeks after that, the nationwide coach expects “particular person improvement 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 all the pieces open.
A defeat on Friday would shut the door to a group victory and a place within the Final Four in 2023. Hungary have crushed Germany twice lately: a 2-2 draw on the European Championships final yr. The first sport of the season ended efficiently 1-1. Striker Timo Werner, who secured his place within the World Cup, mentioned: “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 can even be absent due to flu. In aim, 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 may ship a sign towards range and discrimination. “We’re all the identical, everywhere in the world,” Flick mentioned.
The group additionally made a assertion with a practice experience. He got here underneath fireplace 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 experience. “Maybe somebody has a few taking part in playing cards with them,” Thilo Kerer mentioned with a snicker.