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Germany manager Hansi Flick’s omission of Ridle Baku might give hint on immediate future of right-back position

“Everything was communicated properly” per Hansi Flick.

VfL Wolfsburg v Borussia Moenchengladbach - Bundesliga Photo by Mario Hommes/DeFodi Images via Getty Images

One of the more shocking omissions from former Bayern Munich manager Hansi Flick’s squad during the last international break was Wolfsburg right-back Ridle Baku.

Baku, who played one, subpar match during this season’s first international break, was not selected for the squad.

Baku, of course, found himself in the middle of a minor controversy during that first break, when Flick sent him home early once it was determined that the manager would not be using the player for the break’s final contest.

“I had spoken to his trainer Mark van Bommel and also to sports director Marcel Schäfer about Baku. Both of them thought it was good that we talked about the situation openly,” They also found it sensible and right not to take him with us so that he would not make an unnecessary trip I have to, but can train at home in the club instead. Everything was communicated properly.”

As of now, it appears — on the surface — that Flick is prepared to go with Borussia Mönchengladbach’s Jonas Hofmann and RB Leipzig’s Lukas Klostermann at the position in the coming months.