Germany might have gained its sport towards Costa Rica with a 4-2 scoreline on Friday however the victory wasn’t sufficient to see the facet qualify for the Round of 16.
Quite understandably, coach Hansi Flick is crestfallen. “I haven’t talked to the team, but I went to the dressing room and everyone is disappointed,” he advised the media after the FIFA World Cup, Group E match on the Al Bayt Stadium.
“We had chances, but we missed them. The potential was there to strike a goal and you could put pressure, but we were not able to do so,” rued Flick.
There had been a number of situations which might come to be after Japan’s Ao Tanaka gave his facet the lead within the 51st minute within the different sport towards Spain. But Flick insists he desires to analyse solely his group’s shortcomings as a substitute of harping on mathematical possibilities.
“I don’t care about different teams. It’s up to us… the matches and number of goals are our fault. We had sufficient chances against Spain, and you have to use your chance and strike goal, and it would have been a different situation. Lot of individual mistakes that make me very upset and I told the team that.
“… Against Japan, for a period between 65 and 70 minutes, the opponents prevailed. If you look at the defence, there were a few things that didn’t go along as per plan.”
The silver lining, although, hasn’t gone unnoticed. “We were able to come back and (Kai) Havertz turned the game around. He gave us energy and we can go home with a win.”
What’s misplaced can’t be recovered and Flick is raring to maneuver on. He mentioned, “We have just been eliminated and if you know me and my team, you know we can get up and recover quickly. We will see how we can implement our ideas.”
On the way forward for the German soccer group, which has been proven the door within the group stage for the second consecutive version of the World Cup, Flick mentioned: “We have players who play with top clubs, and we have quality. For (a better) future of German football, we have to do things differently. We have been talking about new goalkeepers, new full-backs for a long time and we need to focus on training of young players. For the next 10 years, it will be important to focus on the next generation.”
Midfielder Jamal Musiala is thought to be distinctive on the ball however he hasn’t discovered his title on the scoresheet in Qatar 2022. That, nevertheless, doesn’t trouble Flick.
“What Jamal showed today, it’s unfortunate that he can’t continue to play in this event. He is outstanding and in the next couple of years, we are heading in the right direction,” Flick signed off.
Japan and Spain have made the final 16 from Group E. Germany joins Canada, which had already been eradicated with a sport to spare.