Germany manager still believes he is the “right man” to lead the national team despite suffering humiliating defeat at the hands of Japan

Germany faced a 4-1 home defeat in Wolfsburg against Japan in an International friendly as their dreadful run continues under the management of Hansi Flick. Their second consecutive defeat by the same opposition, the earlier one came 10 months ago at the Qatar World Cup 2022, when Japan secured a 2-1 win leading to Germany’s exit from the group stages.

Hansi Flick’s star-studded lineup struggled to break the Japanese defense line, despite introducing the likes of Robin Gosens, Julian Brandt, Pascal Groß, and Thomas Müller in the later half. The visitors shined on the occasion courtesy of two late goals from Takuma Asano and Ao Tanaka respectively and managed a convincing victory.

Germany manager issues statement after humiliating defeat

In 2021, Hansi Flick assumed control of the German national team. However, Flick’s tenure with the team has brought significant success. Germany have won only 12 out of his 26 matches in charge, and following a recent loss, they extended their dry spell to just four wins in their previous 17 matches.

The German manager issued statements about the recent results and asserted himself as the right man for the job. Hansi Flick said, “I understand that in football there is a dynamic and I cannot predict what will happen, but from my side, we are doing everything possible to prepare the team well”.

Despite the underwhelming results, Hansi Flick believes that they are on the right track and can bring about better results if they continue delivering their best. Flick is known to hold his ground in face of criticism and has been no exception following their unexpected loss to Japan.

Hansi Flick is not worried about losing his job

Flick’s tenure with Die Mannschaft has raised eyebrows and led to questions about his potential departure. There is an air of uncertainty building around the situation.

“I still believe I’m the right man for the Germany job. However, I also recognize that football is dynamic, and I can’t predict what will happen next,” Flick told reporters. He further added, “My staff and I are doing our best to prepare the squad perfectly.”

 

 

The manager doesn’t seem concerned about losing his role and has provided hints about his intention to stay. The Germans are hoping to regain their form before the main event. Next year, Germany is all set to host the Euro 2024.

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