DOHA, Qatar – Hansi Flick said German football is headed “in a different direction and very soon” after the four-time world champions were knocked out of the World Cup group stage for the second time in a row in what was described by the forward as an “absolute catastrophe”. has been described. Thomas Muller,
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a 2-1 defeat in their opening game against Japan Queue 2022 ultimately proved costly for Germany, who are due to host Euro 2024 in just 18 months.
And with that tournament looming large, Flick, who did not address his future as coach, said major changes would be made to ensure Germany is competitive at Euro 2024.
“It’s hard to talk about it right now, in light of the Euros, but we need to assess our World Cup, move in a different direction,” Flick said. “This is the next step we will take, and we will do it very soon.
“We can get up early and recover. We will see what the future looks like and how we can implement our ideas. I am a very important person and we will assess everything.”
Part of Germany’s “different direction” is likely to see World Cup winners like Müller, manuel neuer And Mario Gotze Dropped from the international team.
Muller, whose World Cup debut came in 2010 in South Africa, admitted that making an early exit from the tournament was difficult.
“It’s an absolute catastrophe,” Muller said. “It is incredibly bitter for us because our result would have been [if Spain hadn’t lost to Japan], It is a feeling of powerlessness.
“If this was my last game for Germany, it would be a great pleasure, thank you very much.”
Spain’s failure to avoid defeat against Japan was decisive for Germany, but Flick said that his team had no one but themselves to blame for their elimination.
Flick said, “I don’t care about the individual teams, it’s up to us.” “If you look at the number of games and goals that were our fault, I believe we missed our chances against Spain and Japan.
“You have to take your chances and score goals. If we had, it would have been a different story. There were too many individual mistakes in the games and it made me very angry. I told the team that I was upset.”
“But I am not looking for excuses. We did our duty today, we got the win, but the scoreline could have been better.”