Laughter is labeled Jamal Musiala Touted as the future of German football, the country has forgotten how to groom successors to greats of the past.
Germany faced a group stage elimination for the second consecutive World Cup after finishing third in Group E despite a 4–2 win against Costa Rica Thursday, with Japan Surprise 2-1 win against spain Confirmation of Germany’s exit.
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Bayern Munich Forward Musiala was a rare positive for Germany during the tournament, German-born but raised in England, with the youngster performing well beyond his 19 years.
Flick made a point of highlighting that Musiala – who represented England at junior level – is not a product of the German system, criticizing the way Germany has produced its own players in recent years. .
Flick said, “It’s very difficult to dismiss any one player after a match like this, but what Jamal showed against Costa Rica – it’s unfortunate that a player like that can’t continue playing in the tournament. He’s fantastic.”
“His skills in the tackle, one on one, he is outstanding, and with the talent in our squad over the next few years, we are heading in the right direction.
“But we really have to focus on training. Jamal has been trained in England, not Germany.
“We have players from top clubs and we have the qualities – Kai Havertz A top player, for example.
“But for the future of German football, we need to do something different in training.
“Over the years we have talked about new types of goalkeepers and wing-backs. Germany was always able to defend well, and we need the basics again.
“Spain is very good in defence, they train young players very well. For the future and the next 10 years, it will be very important to focus on the new generation of footballers.”
Germany are to host Euro 2024 in just 18 months’ time, and Flick is expected to remain in charge as coach.
The former Bayern coach said changes will be made to ensure Germany remains competitive in its own tournament.
Flick said, “In light of the euro, it’s hard to talk about it right now.” “We need to assess our World Cup, move in a different direction.
“This is the next step we will take and we will do it very soon.”