Hansi Flick has rejected an offer from Joachim Löw. Jamal Musiala gets special praise and Antonio Rüdiger raves about a very special coach in the DFB team. All news and rumors about the German national team at a glance.
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DFB team, News: Hansi Flick rejects Joachim Löw’s offer
Hansi Flick has rejected an offer from his former boss Joachim Löw to serve as his assistant coach at the World Cup in Qatar. “Of course I’m happy about the offer, but we’re already well positioned in that regard,” said the national coach with a wink picture on sunday.
There Löw approached him under the heading “World champions ask Flick” with the statement: “I get a bit bored from time to time, could maybe come to the World Cup as your assistant, for example take care of the standards. That’s it a good idea?”
Former national coach Löw, world champion in Brazil in 2014 with assistant Flick, has been without a job since leaving the DFB in the summer of 2021. His non-serious offer alludes to Flick’s role in the World Cup triumph: At that time, the assistant had convinced the boss to place more emphasis on standards, which paid off.
Flick sees himself and his staff in an excellent position. “We have a standard coach, I have two assistant coaches, and with Hermann Gerland we even have a third assistant coach with us. I’m afraid there’s not much space at the moment,” he said. However, the idea of involving Löw was “attractive. Maybe I’ll come back to the offer at some point”.
DFB team, News: special praise for Jamal Musiala
Jamal Musiala received special praise. 1990 World Champion Andreas Brehme enthused in an interview sports1 from the FC Bayern Munich attacking player: “Jamal Musiala showed world-class performances at Bayern, he will play with unbridled joy, I’m sure of that. My heart beats faster with Musiala. Flick would definitely want to play that again against Oman look at other players.”
The 19-year-old was “amazing,” added Brehme: “He’s fast, technically strong and he scores important goals. And that’s at Bayern Munich. Musiala is a brilliant player. Hansi knows the boy and I think it’s good that the Bayern provide seven players for the national team.”
In addition, Brehme trusts talent to play an important role. “Musiala can also be a boss on the pitch,” he said.
DFB team, news: Antonio Rüdiger raves about Buttgereit
Mads Buttgereit is the secret weapon of the German national team. The German-Danish is responsible for the standards. Von Antonio Rüdiger explained the influence the 37-year-old has on the team.
“Our standard specialist can be a weapon in the tournament. We’ve gotten better at that, but there’s always more to do…” he said at the picture on sunday: “We have countless apps, we also call each other.”
Rüdiger continues: “It’s great, he has his ideas and has successfully implemented them with different teams. So we can see that it can work. That’s why it’s good to have someone like that on board. You won’t always have games, with where everything just goes out of the game. Sometimes it’s a standard that can change the game.”
Rüdiger doesn’t find Buttgereit’s sometimes strange free-kick variants “not funny. It’s just new input. If you’re serious as a player, then you know that he thinks so much. You have to respect that.”
Rüdiger also explained that recently they were much more “dangerous” with the ball at rest: “If there is an improvement, you believe in it and you automatically have a better feeling for standards.”
DFB team, news: Ritsu Doan talks about his SCF colleagues
Japan’s Bundesliga professional Ritsu Doan has no contact with his Freiburg clubmates Christian Günter and Matthias Ginter before the World Cup opener against Germany. “We’re not friends until the new year, I’ll do everything for my country,” said the offensive player on Saturday in Doha with a smile. “The last time we spoke to each other was in Germany. I’m happy that we’re playing against each other.”
The Japanese, where eight players earn their money in the Bundesliga or 2nd division, are the first German opponents in group E on Wednesday. Doan enthused about the individual quality of the German team, saying the Bayern pros were “crazy players”.
The striker sees the large number of Bundesliga professionals in the Japanese squad as an advantage. “There are a lot of Bayern Munich players in the German team – and a lot of my team-mates are from the Bundesliga,” he said.
Despite the tricky task of the preliminary round, in which Japan also meets Costa Rica (November 27) and Spain (December 1), Doan has every faith in making the knockout stage. “We have a lot of good players with so much potential. We have a great chance of reaching the round of 16,” said the 24-year-old.
World Cup 2022 – Group E with Germany: The schedule
|date||time||Team A||Team B||transmission|
|November 23||14 o’clock||Germany||Japan||ARD, MagentaTV|
|November 23||17 o’clock||Spain||Costa Rica||ARD, MagentaTV|
|November 27th||11 clock||Japan||Costa Rica||ZDF, MagentaTV|
|November 27th||8 p.m||Spain||Germany||ZDF, MagentaTV|
|December 01||8 p.m||Costa Rica||Germany||ARD, MagentaTV|
|December 01||8 p.m||Japan||Spain||MagentaTV|