According to sports director Rudi Völler, national coach Hansi Flick is not available after the disappointing performances of the DFB selection.
When asked if Flick would stay, Völler replied on Hit Radio FFH's "Promi-Takeover" show: "Yes, of course." Flick is "an absolute top trainer who does everything to ensure that we bring the enthusiasm back to Germany in the next few games". The 3: 3 of the national soccer team against Ukraine in Bremen last Monday was the tenth game without a win in the last 14 international matches under Flick.
The emerging criticism of the national coach is "a bit part of our business," said the 63-year-old Völler. "You have to take that seriously, of course, but you shouldn't overestimate it either. That's also out of a certain disappointment." Flick still carries "the mortgage" on his shoulders from the preliminary round at the World Cup in Qatar at the end of 2022. But he had previously shown, and also at Bayern, "what a great coach he is. He thinks about how we can improve a few things every day, and we will too."
The DFB selection plays Poland this Friday (8.45 p.m. / ARD) in Warsaw. The national team meets Colombia in Gelsenkirchen on the following Tuesday.