With Joachim Löw set to resign from Germany this summer, most people are expecting Bayern Munich manager Hansi Flick to be the next man up.
One of those people is Arsenal goalkeeper Bernd Leno, who looks to be the number two option behind Manuel Neuer at the European Championships this summer after Marc-Andre ter Stegen announced he will miss the competition due to knee surgery.
“Yes, that would be a very good solution for German football. Also for the atmosphere, because I think that the fans can identify very well with Hansi Flick,” said Leno to Sport1. “He also knows the DFB very well. Technically, he is outstanding anyway, but from a human point of view, he is top-notch.”
As mentioned above, Leno’s status on the squad might have take a step up with Ter Stegen out of the mix, but Leno said the goalkeepers all get along despite the intense competition.
“We don’t have to be best friends. Nevertheless, the climate is very good,” Leno said. “We have fun and laugh together. Plus, the days of beating each other’s heads are over. But I want to have fun with football, despite all the competition. This is the only way to achieve top performances.”