Before the all-or-nothing game against Spain, things are boiling in the DFB team. National coach Hansi Flick is no longer undisputed within the team.
According to a report in the Bild newspaper, the team wentssip about the fact that Flick replaced Leon Goretzka against Japan for Ilkay Gündogan only to keep the frustrated Bayern professional happy. The "change of harmony" was not well received by the players.
The picture leaves open whether the topic was also discussed in the team meeting after the Japan game. However, the defeat is said to have been controversial. In the meeting, the mistakes that led to the 2-1 defeat came up, as did the blame after the game and the supposed lack of attitude.
Kai Havertz indicated at yesterday's press conference that the DFB players did not necessarily agree. The Chelsea FC professional explained: "Of course there are different opinions with 26 players, so you sometimes approach and criticize yourself."
Within the sporting management, there are said to be doubts about the mentality of the younger players in particular. According to the picture, those responsible have the impression that some young national players lack the last bite that is needed in big games.
This article was originally published on 90min.de as "Harmonie-Change": DFB players blaspheme about Flick.