National Team: Hansi Flicks Big construction site in the defense – Star of FC Bayern injured, BVB

Only three times Bundestrainer Hansi Flick can gather the German football national team in Qatar in favor of direct preparation for the Winter World Cup. The former coach of Bayern has to solve a tricky defense puzzle in which the infringement of a future BVB star plays a crucial role.

When Hansi Flick for the Friday Games against Israel (Saturday from 20:45 clock in the live ticker) and the Netherlands, many observers were not bad.

The “painful” cancellation of Niklas Süle and many events in his Qatar candidates prompted the national coach to the prelude of the World Cup year to some unexpected personnel decisions.

Especially in the defensive, the successor of Joachim Löw is forced to improvise: in addition to Siegel, whose cancellation due to a muscle fiberiss in the thigh swallow one day before the appointment of the bonus, Robin Gosens (Inter Milan) and Jonas Hofmann (Borussia Mönchengladbach) are missing Injury.

Süles short-term failure clarifies the constant danger in the coming eight months to the World Cup kick-off on November 21st. As an experienced coach white flick namely, as fragile planning for a tournament are. Biggest hazard herds are mold crystals and even more injuries.

Nico Schlotterbeck plays in the focus of BVB and FC Bayern

Flick has to be in the absence of Niklas Slee , which after the announcement of his summer change to the BVB * to the highest form, * is now at least for the time being in search of new defense constellations. The former success trainer of FC Bayern should be aware that above all the internal defense last was a neuralgic point of the team.

Nominell does he have some alternatives: In addition to the set Antonio Rüdiger (FC Chelsea) and Matthias Ginter (Borussia Mönchengladbach) there are several younger defenders, which urge into the World Cup focus, about * Nico Schlotterbeck * from the SC Freiburg.

The 22-year-old was played with constantly strong achievements in this season with Borussia Dortmund and Bayern. Flick has already invited Schlotterbeck several times to the DFB team, but not yet used. This will change this time. “He will definitely make his first game,” the national coach announced at the press conference on Friday.

At Schlotterbeck fell him that he “wants to have the ball and acted very self-confidently,” so flick, who attested to the Freiburger, to be “a tick too comfortable”. He and Christian Streich would already work on this deficit.

Nico Schlotterbeck (M.) is standing in front of his international game debut

Another option is Thilo Kehrer by Paris Saint-Germain, which is appreciated by Flick for its flexibility. Since the Löw successor on the sideline of the DFB team that has said, the former Schalke was used in each game.

Again, returnees Robin Koch (last international match 2021), which loud flick at Leeds United last “convinced”. Similar to Leverkusens Jonathan Tah , the England legionnaire has only outsider opportunities on a World Cup ticket.

No more space for BVB-Routinier Mats Hummels

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Furthermore, no part of the bid is the most recently diseased BVB defender Mats Hummels , with which the national coach discussed the situation again in a telephone call.

The World Cup perspective is only minimal for the ex-world champion, Hummels has probably been at the EM-out against England 76th and denied last international match. The Slee-Blessur should not change that.

Too often, the Routinian was injured in the past few months, he never found his rhythm at BVB and fell through the grid at Flick. Nomination condition for the first international match double pack was the usability in both games. At the World Cup, the highest motivation will be in demand in the four-day rhythm, flick made clear.

“If we want to be successful in Qatar, the prerequisite is that all players are cupitized, that’s the focus we put,” clarified the lion successor. Reconvalescents should therefore prefer to work with their clubs on the comeback.

Hansi Flick announces in the defense “Trying out”

Flick now wants to use the coming tests to give the challengers behind the Siegel, Ginter and Rüdiger, who will certainly have a probationary opportunity at the World Cup.

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“We wanted to try that we have the top players here. Now some are falling out, so we use the opportunity to see one or the other,” explained the DFB coach. It is “a try on one side”, but of course you wanted both games “top reputable and winning”.

Now it is on Flick to find the right mix to get the construction site inner defense to the World Cup. Heiko Lükehus