Wants to react now: national coach Hansi Flick
Defense too unstable, midfield and attack too despondent, substitutions with fatal consequences – things went wrong in Hansi Flick’s first World Cup game as national coach. What is he changing now?
Dhe question to the national coach was clearly formulated: Wouldn’t it be worth considering letting Joshua Kimmich play as a right-back – also to create an additional place for Ilkay Gündogan or Leon Goretzka in the center. Hansi Flick’s answer was rather unclear. “You can really assume,” said the national coach, “that we will discuss every position and every personal detail so that we are top players against the respective opponent. We do that before every game.”
There was some uncertainty as to whether this answer was really meant to be as evasive as it sounded, perhaps Flick just wanted to say that the K question has already been discussed enough for his taste and has therefore been clearly answered. But because he had always done it very differently in the past, namely very specifically, with the Basta “Kimmich stays”, the football world can now speculate whether the national coach might not have revealed a mind game from his coaching kit when he returned to the club on Thursday held a digital media roundtable at noon in Qatar.