Before the World Cup opener against Japan (Wednesday, 2 p.m.), Hansi Flick spoke about Leroy Sané and Thomas Müller, who were or are injured.
On Tuesday morning, the DFB announced that Leroy Sané would miss the first World Cup group game against Japan. The reason is knee problems that plague the Bayern star. "It's bitter that we have to do without Leroy tomorrow. He can decide a game on his own with his qualities," said Hansi Flick at the press conference on Tuesday. But the left foot will probably not be out for too long, as the national coach emphasized: "We hope he can play [against Spain] on Sunday."
In general, Flick was very satisfied with his team and revealed that they had "trained well in the last few days". "We're going into this World Cup very positively and are happy that it's finally starting," said the 57-year-old.
This article was originally published on 90min.de as DFB-Team: Flick with an update on Sané and Müller.