Former Bayern Munich manager Hansi Flick took some time to reflect on his first win at the helm of the Germany national team and some of the dynamics surrounding the squad.
When asked why some players perform better for their respective clubs than they do for their country, Flick said his goal to eliminate that perception.
“We talk to the players a lot. I really enjoyed the first few units, the quality of training is really excellent, so I have to compliment the team,” said Flick (as captured by the DFB website). “But in the end it counts on the pitch. We have to deliver when it counts. We’ll talk about that.
Flick also spoke about his trust in players like Timo Werner and Leroy Sane, who have been maligned in the media.
“They have already shown what quality they are. Timo has had excellent runs and tried again and again to start. It was difficult to get the ball through against such a tight defense. Leroy had some actions in the second half, where he also followed up and won the ball. He did well on the second goal and showed that he is on the right track,” said Flick.
As for Jamal Musiala, the youngster is performing extremely well for Flick.
“He has impressively proven that he has the quality at Bayern Munich in the last year and in the last few weeks — also with his action with which he set up the goal for Timo Werner,” said Flick.
With his squad preparing to face Armenia, Flick thinks his team will be ready to go.
“It’s an important game, Armenia are leaders and we can pass them, that’s our goal,” Flick said. “We want to perform better on the offensive and harmonize. We were okay against the ball.”