Matthias Erich reports from Qatar

The concern was provocative-doch Hansi Flick did not allow himself to be lured out of the reserve: Whether he might guarantee that he was still a nationwide coach on Thursday night after the final World Cup group game versus Costa Rica, a reporter asked at the required press conference in the FIFA media center in Doha. The 57-year-old stayed cool: I can validate that from my side, said Flick.

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Flick is still convinced of his team’s bitterly 1-2 defeat to start the World Cup versus Japan. The sustainable player product also makes him positive for the future. Nevertheless, the only reality that this concern was asked functions as evidence of how deceptive the situation in German group E is. A success versus Costa Rica is the standard requirement in order to be able to believe of the round of 16. In order to move into the round of the last 16 teams at this World Cup, the DFB team also requires the best result in the parallel video game in between Spain and Japan.

He does not feel pressure, said Flick on Wednesday: Of course we no longer have the progress in our hands since we did not create the video game as we pictured it in advance. Working in training and growing together within the team conveys the feeling that his group is on the ideal track. And after that we see how far this course leads us.

Do you never make these thoughts

That the circumstance was very similar at the 2018 World Cup, but the group, which was still monitored by Flick’s predecessor Joachim Löw at the time, after the preliminary round K.O. Went because it lost 0-2 versus South Korea, not shaped his ideas 4 and a half years later.

That the scenario was very similar at the 2018 World Cup, however the group, which was still monitored by Flick’s predecessor Joachim Löw at the time, after the preliminary round K.O. Went due to the fact that it lost 0-2 against South Korea, not formed his ideas four and a half years later on. I am a coach who looks ahead positively. That’s why I’m definitely not stressed, stated the national coach.

Flick is still persuaded of his group’s bitterly 1-2 defeat to start the World Cup versus Japan. In order to move into the round of the last 16 teams at this World Cup, the DFB team also requires the right result in the parallel video game in between Spain and Japan.