New national coach Hansi Flick expects a “perfect mindset” from his national players. In addition, the former Bayern coach has indicated that he is making plans with former world champions Thomas Müller, Mats Hummels and Jerome Boateng.
During his official presentation in Frankfurt, Flick described himself as a “perfect team player”. Expectations are high, said the 56-year-old, who moved to the DFB from German record champions FC Bayern. “Football nation Germany is simply used to success.”
Flick will have his first international as national coach with a three-pack in World Cup qualification against Liechtenstein, Armenia and Iceland in early September. In the elimination group for the 2022 tournament in Qatar, the DFB selection is currently ranked third. Only the first players in the table will definitely qualify for the World Cup. Flick plans to name its first squad on August 26.
DFB director Oliver Bierhoff said on Tuesday: “I am delighted that we were able to win Hansi.” “I am firmly convinced that we will get off to a good start in September.” Ex-national player Benedict Howedes, who will take on a new role as a link between the team and Birhoff, said it felt “great” to be back.
DFB interim president Peter Peters said the national team is “the most important football team” in the country. “We know that the DFB and the national team also need a sense of optimism. (…) Hope we all stand up for the spirit of optimism that this association urgently needs.” The association “needs its respect back. We hope we can win the people back.”
Gerland before engagement with DFB
Flick has confirmed a collaboration with veteran trainer Hermann Gerland and intends to add it to his team in the future. “Hermann Gerland has indicated he is ready. We will have to talk to each other in detail about what he can work on. I have known Hermann for a long time,” said the new national coach of Gerland, who assisted him in FC. Byrne. It’s probably about an activity in the Scouting area.
Flick insisted, “He is one of the most honest people I have met. And I think he is good for us as an association as well.” In his first press conference, the new national coach presented his full team of coaches with whom he would like to tackle his work on the way to the 2022 World Cup in Qatar. Gerland was the only staff member who was not there himself.
Gerland, 67, had already confirmed conversations with Flick in multiple media. The departure of former DFB chief scout Thomas Schneider only became public last week.
Müller, Hummels and Co. With the DFB team?
In addition, the flick has indicated collaborations with Thomas Müller, Mats Hummels and Jerome Boateng. Asked if all three would be part of the national team in the future, Flick replied: “The best are invited. If they perform well, which I think they will be part of this team.”
In addition, Flick expected BVB captain Marco Reis to return to the DFB team. “For me, Marco Reus is one of the best players in the last third and one of the best players in his position,” said the national coach, praising the Dortmund player, who did not participate in the European Championship until recently.
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Flick: “Definitely not.”
+++ Flick About German Football +++
“Abroad, German football, ball position football, has long been admired. It is also important for us to show initiative and keep possession, even if we want to score as quickly as possible.”
+++ Flick about Muller, Hummels and Boateng +++
“I answered it earlier. The best are invited. If they perform well, as I think, they will be part of this team.”
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“It is a joint work between the association and the clubs. The clubs train and we at the DFB can support and want to be involved.”
+++ Flick about Reus and Götze +++
“I’m glad things are going again for Mario Götz at Eindhoven. For me, Marco Reus is one of the best players in the last third and one of the best players in his position.”
+++ Flick about the way to the top +++
“I think we are currently 12th in the FIFA rankings. Obviously our goal is to go back to the top of the world, but we have a good and intact team.
+++ Young talent or experience? +++
Flick: “Youth are very important because they are the future. Still, our main focus should be to play the best players.”
+++ Flick Plans with Hermann Gerland +++
In addition, Flick made plans with Hermann Gerland, who would act as a scout. “I’ve known him for centuries and we’ll see what his work looks like,” Flick said.
+++ Flick introduces his assistants +++
Now national coach Flick introduces his assistants Marcus Sorg, Danny Rohl, as well as goalkeeping coach Andreas Cronenberg and standards specialist Mads Butgerit.
+++ Flick about personal questions +++
“It is important to me that the best players from Germany play for the national team.”
+++ Flick about his philosophy +++
“Anyone who has followed Bayern Munich over the past year and a half knows what kind of football I stand for. I want us to take the initiative, that we attack quickly and together and reach a conclusion quickly.” “
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“If you neglect the last three years, we have always made it to the semi-finals and won two titles. I am very much indebted to them.”
+++ Flick About Expectations +++
“Expectations are high. Football nation Germany is used to success. We have the same claim.”
+++ Flick about his return to the DFB +++
“I’m so happy to be here, thank you so much for the trust.”
+++ Here Comes the Flick +++
Now national coach Flick takes the podium.
+++ Höwedes about your return +++
Now says Benedict Howedes, who is now the team manager. “Of course it feels great. I celebrated my biggest successes in the DFB,” said the former Schalke.
+++ Peters about his wish +++
“The association needs its respect. We have to win the people back. Even as a national team, but mainly as a DFB.”
+++ Peters flicks on commitment +++
“We had decided that we would not buy a coach from an existing contract. And Hansi Flick was under contract with FC Bayern at the time. We then spoke to Karl-Heinz Rummenig and worked with other candidates. Finally we were Glad that Hansi Flick and FC Bayern have agreed to terminate the contract without our intervention.”
+++ Bierhoff on the sports future of the national team +++
“I am firmly convinced that we will start well and be successful in September.”
+++ About Beyerhoff Flick +++
“Hansie was the coach of my dreams when it came to replacing Joachim Lowe.”
+++ Bierhoff and Peters +++ on the state of the DFB
DFB Director Oliver Bierhoff and Interim Chairman Peter Peters are now taking the stage. Peters speaks of a “spirit of optimism” at DFB. Birhoff is “overjoyed” that the association was able to win Hansi Flick as a coach.
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Press conference begins! First the DFB shows pictures of its new campus.
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Only a few more minutes, then national coach Flick faces the press.
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More recently, the former Bayern success coach has at least indicated that he also plans to have a future with former world champions Müller and Hummels, who were unsuccessfully brought back for EM by their predecessor Lou. “There is no age for me where it is said that since then he will no longer be a national player,” Flick said in a video that the DFB published on 1 August when he took office.
After the recent disappointments of DFB-Elf, the flick must instill a new sense of optimism. “If you do your job, you’re at 100 percent,” Flick clarified his approach. The eleventh head coach in the history of the DFB demanded from the national players, “There must be a bigger mindset.”
+++ Trainer Team Complete +++
The former Lowe assistant, who played a key role in the 2014 World Cup victory, completed his coaching team on Monday. Assistants are Marcus Sorg, tried and tested under Lo, and Danny Rohl, a blowback partner from successful title days at FC Bayern Munich. Andreas Kronberg will be the goalkeeping coach and successor to Andreas Köpke, with his assignment at SC Freiburg until next summer. Another new addition to the team behind the team is Danish specialist Mads Butgerit for standards.
Flick will have his first international as national coach with a three-pack in World Cup qualification against Liechtenstein, Armenia and Iceland in early September. In the elimination group for the 2022 tournament in Qatar, the DFB selection is currently ranked third. Only the first players in the table will definitely qualify for the World Cup. “We have seven games this year. It should be clear to everyone that we have been challenged,” Flick said.
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