The state of Germany’s national team has left many observers frustrated over the past three years.
With former Bayern Munich manager Hansi Flick waiting in the wings, some are even getting a bit impatient.
Germany’s somewhat disappointing result against France in the opener of the European Championships did not do anything to quell those concerns.
It has become very apparent that many fans and pundits alike are ready to turn the page on the final chapter of Joachim Löw’s tenure. One of those voices is former Germany international Klaus Fischer, who is eagerly awaiting the Flick era.
“Hansi Flick has proven at Bayern that he is a good coach, what he has achieved is incredible,” Fischer said in a recent interview with the website NetBet. “The fact that he is leaving Bayern Munich now, I don’t know whether that was the right call. There must have been problems somewhere because Bayern are one of the leading teams in Europe with great players.”
Fischer thinks Flick can use the relationships he built with the players at Bayern Munich to build a strong foundation for the national team.
“Hansi Flick has players from Bayern Munich in the national team and in regards to the World Cup, they are at the core of the team,” Fischer said. “They’ll set the tone, Hansi Flick is able to manage the players in the right way so that they perform well.”
One challenge that Fischer will want Flick to address immediately is ensuring Germany qualifies for the next World Cup.
“I don’t think there will be any problems with qualifying, but we saw how we lost against North Macedonia,” Fischer said. “That’s why I hope that Hansi Flick will send teams onto the field that lead the way from the first minute, but, if we don’t use the German virtues, then we won’t make it.”