Former Bayern Munich boss and current Germany manager Hansi Flick was wary of Romania, but knew his squad would be able to rebound even after falling behind.
“We knew that Romania could defend well and that it had good footballers. At 0-1 we didn’t have a good position. We kept the pace high for over 90 minutes. We were very eager to win the game,” said in an interview with the DFB. “It is part of our development that you have a game in which it is not going so well The team fought, was full of enthusiasm, never gave up, and played with confidence. We really wanted to win after falling behind. It wasn’t that easy with the balance. But we fought the duels with passion and aggressiveness, that was great. The team played for each other as one. It wasn’t that easy for everyone on the defensive. We kept our opponents in check with good defense.”
As for North Macedonia, Flick will assuredly not take them lightly.
“We analyze the opponent carefully. We see what they did well. But now we have to work through the game against Romania and draw the right conclusions,” Flick said. “We then want to take the next step and qualify for the World Cup as soon as possible.”