Discussions continue about the non-consideration of Niklas Süle for the German national soccer team.
According to a "Bild" report, the personnel at runner-up Borussia Dortmund should not have been so well received. Internally, "there is a lack of understanding and irritation, and the sporting management finds it difficult to understand why Süle is not there," writes the newspaper.
According to the report, national coach Hansi Flick openly communicated his decision and the reasons for it. He is said to have called both Süle himself and BVB coach Edin Terzić to tell them that the 27-year-old will play in the next three international matches against Ukraine (June 12), Poland (June 16) and Colombia (June 20) is not included.
criticism of attitude
Flick expects the defender to improve his performance with a view to the 2024 European Championship at home, he should push his limits more. He said that in an interview with the "Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung". "I think he's still leaving a lot. I want him to take a step forward in terms of his attitude, his mentality," said Flick: "For me, Niki could be one of the best central defenders there is. His potential is there gigantic."
So it could also be that the Dortmunders don't find the Flick warning to Süle that wrong. There have always been discussions about the fitness of the former Bayern pro in the past.
Flick had already worked with Süle at Bayern Munich. According to his own statement, Flick was partly disappointed by the performance of the 45-time national player when he was eliminated from the preliminary round at the World Cup in Qatar at the end of last year. "I was 90 percent satisfied. But the ten percent that are missing make up the difference. That's what matters to me," said the 58-year-old, who had lined up Süle in all three preliminary round games in Qatar.
For the upcoming international matches, Flick has nominated Matthias Ginter, Thilo Kehrer, Antonio Rüdiger, Nico Schlotterbeck and Malick Thiaw for the central defense - on the other hand, he has renounced the long-standing DFB regular player Süle.