The Germany coach, Hansi Flick, acknowledged that they have spent their “bullet” in order to pass the group stage of the World Cup in Qatar after losing this Wednesday against Japan and that for this reason they must “show character” in their second game this Sunday before Spain.
“We don’t have a bullet anymore and that’s how we have to approach this match, we have to have the courage and show character, we just have to make sure that we improve our game and that everyone participates better in the game so that we still have a chance for the last game.” , Flick pointed out at a press conference collected by the website of the German Federation.
For this reason, he demanded to “show character” before Spain. “We have a good team, but as a compact block we have to perform better on the pitch and maintain intensity and activity during the 90 minutes. We missed that against Japan in the last 20,” he remarked.
The coach believes that they had “good stages” in the debut that can be “transmitted to the team” ahead of the clash against Luis Enrique Martinez’s team and that they did “many things in a positive way during 70 minutes”, although he did not hide that “there are many things” that they should “do better.
“I always say that you need everyone in attack and defence, but we weren’t compact in the defensive phase. When you’re 1-0 up you have to defend well and plant yourself well”, added the coach of the four-time world champion, who will not change ” the system” before the ‘Red’. “We have to know what is important against Spain and what we have to do,” he warned.
Flick insisted that his team “has potential.” “But he is not using it yet. We have confidence in the team and we are positive,
we have to make sure we approach the game against Spain in a positive way. It is important to process the defeat, clear your head to be able to concentrate on the new task. We can and must do better,” he stressed.
Finally, the German coach ruled out that his team may lack experience. “The eleven that played play in the Champions League, so I can’t say that we have a team with no experience,” settled Hansi Flick.