Hansi Flick says until the last moment. On Wednesday evening, a visit to the national coach in Mainz was planned to examine the Bundesliga catch-up of the FSV against Borussia Dortmund possible candidates for the upcoming football international matches against Israel and the Netherlands.
On Friday, Flick is expected to be the first DFB cader in the World Cup year in the World Cup year in Qatar in the World Cup Year at the end of 2022.
Flick burns on it, after more than four months of winter break since 4: 1 in Armenia finally switched from HomeOffice to the training site.
“It’s nice, like every1. Everyone wants to be in Qatar, everyone wants to become a world champion,” said Flick in the “ARD”. Amazing research, the 57-year-old shouted as the World Cup title as “our goal”. “We do not stack deep,” said Flick’s self-confident.
Also DFB Director Oliver Bierhoff sees “the existing potential” for it. As an official tournament requirement at Flick, his supervisor issued at least the semi-final.
31 used players under Flick
31 players have used flick in his first seven international matches he could win all. Always used Thilo Kehrer (Paris Saint-Germain) and Gladbach Jonas Hofmann, who, but because of a muscle injury, missed the first international matches 2022 in Sinsheim against Israel (March 26) and in Amsterdam against the Netherlands (March 29).
Successful scorers at Flicks RecordStart as the national coach were Chelsea-Profi Timo Werner (5 results) as well as the Bayern Duo Serge Gnabry and Leroy Sané (4).
The most part seems the 23 World Cup places, even if Flick leaves the door open. “It’s already so we look at many players and have been visual. Our U21 has the one or the other talented player in the squad,” he said. The Mainz attacker Jonathan Burkardt will be spontaneous with the U21 selection.
Schlotterbeck plays in the focus
Outside priority remains under Löw successor Flick Defense Veteran Mats Hummels (33), which probably at the EM-out against England should have been denied 76th and last international. There are younger defenders who push into the World Cup focus, for example, Nico Schlotterbeck from the SC Freiburg.
The 22-year-old has played in the visor of Borussia Dortmund and recently even Bayern Munich with good performances. Flick has already invited Schlotterbeck several times to the DFB team, but not yet used. That could happen against Israel.
It was not until the past weekend the powerful center defenders shot before Flicks eyes Freiburg’s winner against Wolfsburg. Then he said, “I hope the national coach is nominated now.” Also for Schlotterbeck the World Cup is the great long-distance goal.
Key role for HAVERTZ
As an experienced coach white flick, of course, how fragile planning for a tournament are. Biggest hazard cookers are mold crystals and even more injuries. The past weekend provided the proof with the heavy cruciate ligament injury by Leverkusens Supertalent Florian Wirtz (18). Also flick was “spontaneously shocked first”.
A former Leverkusener is said to get a big role in Flicks World Cup puzzle: Kai Havertz. The 22-year-old was matured in England at the FC Chelsea to a player who decides finals. Hanctz shot Chelsea 2021 in the Champions League final to the title. And he repeated the feat in February in the final of the Club World Cup.
“You just realize that he’s there when it comes to it,” praised Flick. The national coach also needs a gelgekreider in Qatar. “That’s exactly how I want to see Kai with us.”
Only three times flick can gather the national team before the direct preparation for the Winter World Cup starting on 21 November. On the upcoming two test matches, six crisp Nations League lots are followed in June and September against European champion Italy, EM-Finalist England and Hungary. For flick, these games are important “degree knives” that the DFB team “on the way to the World Cup should be a bit.