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Unhappy about giving up a goal, Germany’s Hansi Flick still saw positives against Romania

Germany had to dig deep in its comeback victory over Romania.

Germany v Romania - 2022 FIFA World Cup Qualifier Photo by Boris Streubel/Getty Images

Former Bayern Munich boss and current Germany manager Hansi Flick absolutely hates seeing his team give up a goal like it did on Friday against Romania.

Despite that temporary annoyance, Flick was pleased with his squad’s performance overall.

“Conceding goals annoys me. We were about to have a penalty and then we conceded. It wasn’t easy for us to put up with that. But the team gave everything and the fans pushed us. In the end we deserved to win against a team that defended very deep,” Flick said (as captured by Tz).

When asked how the goal occurred, Flick acknowledged his team’s mistakes, while also praising Romania’s Ianis Hagi for his effort.

“We were man to man at the back. A number six simply has to stay there to cover. But we also have to say it was a very good goal. He (Hagi) has used both feet and done very well to pull it off,” said Flick.

In the end, though, it was Flick’s old charge Thomas Müller who saved the day with a spectacular game-winner.

”These are the spaces that we want to occupy. Leon (Goretzka) headed the ball and Thomas was exactly where he had to be,” said Flick.