The 4-1 defeat against Japan in the last friendly confirmed the worrying situation in which the German team currently finds itself. Only with four wins in 17 games, five games in a row without a win and an elimination in the group phase of the World Cup, the Germans are facing what many consider to be the case the worst crisis in the history of this team.
A situation that seems particularly worrying considering that they will be hosting the European Championships in just nine months. There are major concerns about the role he could play in a tournament They cannot afford embarrassments like the defeat against the Japanese in front of his audience. There is clearly a need for reconstruction and time is of the essence.
Only four wins in the last 17 games and a shameful World Cup exit: Hansi Flick is the worst national coach of all time
People in Germany are not afraid to directly and bluntly describe Hansi Flick as the main cause of the crisis. “Only four wins in the last 17 games and a shameful elimination in the preliminary round of the World Cup in Qatar: Hansi Flick is the worst national coach.” any times”.
The German media even doubts whether the German team could have gotten a ticket to the next championship if necessary. “Fortunately, as hosts, we automatically qualify for the 2024 European Championship.”. “Otherwise we probably wouldn’t be there.”
“We’re just not good enough.”
In addition to the external criticism from the press and fans, there were also some from the national team. One of the most critical of them was Gündogan. “We’re just not good enough. That’s the reality.” “Maybe we think we are better than we are,” concluded the Barcelona player.
Maybe we think we are better than we are
Rudi Völler, manager of the German national team, also praised the team’s performance and current form. “It’s a shame, we’re still in shock”. The former 1990 World Cup winner admitted that he spoke to Flick after the defeat and that he was “deeply affected” and assured that he would have further discussions with the former Bayern man on Sunday.
Another major figure in German football also had a negative opinion of the coach. Lothar Mathaus assured: “Flick has lost the self-confidence he gained at FC Bayern.” “We are a football country, but the German team can’t show it.”
We are a football country, but the German team can’t show it
A wave of criticism that the coach defended himself against in the aftermath of the game in front of the media and assured that he still saw himself as the right person to continue in the position.
There are already candidates for the bank
It was even suggested from Germany that the coach might not even come to Tuesday’s friendly against France. In fact, candidates have already emerged for his place on the German bench. Almost impossible names like Klopp or Tuchel They have come onto the scene even though their untouchable status at their respective clubs makes them seem like very distant options.
The names that may be more viable are Sammer, Voller or Nagelsmann. The disadvantage of the first two is that, although they are historical footballers, they have not been on the bench for a long time. This is exactly what Lukas Podolski pointed out on German television, who had a clear name in mind. “They haven’t trained for 20 years. I don’t want to speak ill of them, but they have been officials in recent years.” Nagelsmann He knows most of the boys and recently coached a top team: He is the solution” said the former national player.
The name of the current coach of Eintracht Frankfurt also appeared, Oliver Glasner although his current contract with his club would also complicate that option.
Nagelsmann He knows most of the boys and recently coached a top team: He is the solution
For now, there is an important test against France on Tuesday in the Wesftalenstadion. The tickets are not sold out yet and the Fear of another possible defeat flies over the surrounding area. There are many doubts in Germany, which is in a huge crisis with only nine months left until the European Championships.