🎙️ PK – Hansi Flick gibt finalen WM-Kader bekannt | Katar 2022
hello and welcome to the announcement of the squad of the german soccer team for the world cup
flick and you sat down with the coaching staff again in the last few days how were these days good for you now yes that was too intense for you? me, of course, they too first yes nomination kardan-nomination for a World Cup which then ultimately the one in charge here and can also tell you that we met on Tuesday that means my assistant coaches Markus Sorg and Danny Röhl we go through a lot of things, yes, if we then also go through strategies, mentally go through various things that could happen to him in the game and of course we just think about it, okay, who can help the team, who could be the matchbinner for us in one situation or another and we didn't make it all easy as you all can understand of course it's for a lot of you players or a few players and one thing when they're not there it's just not that good and that's why I can also say that we didn't make it easy for us, that means that Oliver Bierhoff came tonight because of course we always discuss things with him, we have a good exchange and that's why it was important for It wasn't us that Oliver was there and then yesterday it was like this, during the day all the coaches came and everything introduced itself again and said ok shared our thoughts again and then we discussed them openly and then in the end we decided together who will be there when all 26 players are there and we think we have a very good team that you can take with you and of course it's something for us, like me, that we're looking forward to, but of course it's really, I think all of us in this room have tuesday of course nge also noted what happened in qatar or from the qatar side which makes us speechless stunned that just happened today so i think it is extremely important that we as DFB for On the one hand, the video of the players completely Of course we focus on the sport, yes, that would give us the opportunity to focus on the sport, but of course we also have to address what the situation of human rights in Qatar and we have to keep our eyes open and ears open and I think ultimately that's our task, that's what we want to do, so we don't want to evade it, but we also want to clearly draw attention about the complaints then if it happens I think we generally have number levers on the site and that's why I think it's pretty clear that of course it's also from us or that's what he stands for DFB that's what he stands for the team I think Samsung informed some players and therefore I think I'm always on the right track, I think like me it's hugely important that these 26 players of course really get a chance to focus on what everyone we're doing there i.e. in the sport with the greatest possible success in football game and that's why we're all really looking forward to these 26 players and they should be the focus now and we'll start with the goalkeepers here are the three s that you nominated yes, it was also a great topic for us I think that many were already there beforehand we informed that we were thinking of taking it with us, we decided to do it because it was easy and the last tournaments always had to have something like that taken with us, others nations also had all three brothers with them and did not nominate a fourth and that is why we decided as a team to focus on these three.
I think everyone can understand that these three are also for us in this position. as we take them to the World Cup we move to defense that's defense yes I think I'm surprised maybe to many that Lukas Klostermann is there because I can simply say that we have always been in contact close with Lukas Weiler. him in the home position Let's look at the right back but he really deformed very well in the Nations League games in June and that's why we followed him very closely I also had a close exchange with Marco Rose who He said that he is absolutely fit, he was yesterday for the first time in the team.
I think there might be an assignment on the weekend as well, so it's all about him. We just believe in him during the course of the tournament. He will be able to help us a lot. , very good, otherwise, um, it's like that too. We are happy that the poor man, who was also briefly injured, had a shoulder injury, everything is fine, everything is fit, he is now He was not suspended yesterday, but otherwise he played the game beforehand, it will be played again the weekend, so we're pretty happy with the selection we have if you look at the number of 9 players nominated for defense and we have because there really are enough. players who can play in various positions that also give us some variability and that's why we are very happy there and you nominated these players for midfield and attack, we do have two players who are new to the squad at the moment Menu coco were nominated for the first time time and with Niklas Füllkrug we look forward to both of you because after the two failures we had with Timo Werner and Lukas Mescher they just give us something special again Mario Götze has been with us for a long time I think 2017 was the last time and I can only say that Mario is very happy to be there and we're looking forward to it so I think a Plus this team or this nomination gives us a lot of opportunities that we can give ourselves in our game and of course maybe a surprise or two and that's why What do I say when I look at a team like that, but we can see that I think very, very happy but that would also have so much quality in the squad these are the 26 players who want to be champions world champions in qatar four german teams have already achieved it so far and some of these world champions would like to give their special support to qatar yes dear national players dear team of coaches dear team behind the team the notification is something special there is at the beginning of a world cup is already here and there are few days left for it to start in qatar i wish you a lot of energy from the bottom of my heart a great camaraderie in a great great resistance because you need to break something there but if you do you are all brilliant footballers so what you have the opportunity to become a world champion and this opportunity to become a world champion does not come every day it is very special to represent the country some of you have already been able to experience it i was able to experience three world championships and it was something very special i would like to turn back the clock once again only the passion, the cohesion, the emotion that shaped this team that was the key to he success of 2014 will be an extremely static character many personalities many alpha animals but nevertheless at some point they managed to put egos aside during the tournament and then clearly paved the way forward for us to win the World Cup they did it in 1990 from the first day there was an unbelievably great harmony in our team not only played in the first half but the whole team was 22 by the time it now has 26 players, you know Christmas time, the time of the stars.
So after Binz at the request of With the fifth star after Germany, the most important thing will be some harmony, a great team spirit and I believe that there you will be able to achieve your goals, yes
Hansi I know you are already hungry for your task, that now awaits you in the World Cup, I also have quite a few. I experienced it once and consequently I know that the tighter it gets at the beginning, the more rewarding it is to have good people around you who calm you down but also help you through deep valleys. and accordingly you stay true to your line and I wish you all the best, dear team, dear
Hansi with your stuff.
I keep my fingers crossed. I will be there as an expert. I hope you can repeat this success of the 24th. Today's service I dug. I take the very old Helmut Schön tracksuit from 1974 out of my closet hoping that it will really bring us all the luck we need in the next tournament, think back to what we had in 2014 strong when we won the cup we were in a great team we believed every minute that we could win the thing and we never let ourselves be bothered no matter what that quality of sovereignty that you have and will lead the super team with your coaches with all the state and i cross my fingers for you that we succeed.
I wish you all the best, Jogi. These are of course very personal wishes for you as a team, but what I think everyone emphasized is the ability to be a team. putting egos on the back burner is what's important to you too it's important to any man who wants to be successful and actually i just show the film to the crew and then you have everything you need and yes he's seen much. of experience, very successful footballers and coaches so I think there is everything you need or we can just get a lot out of it so thanks again for the well wishes we will pass that on to the team and hope it was a good city for a World Cup successful we look forward to that and look forward to your questions and we would start in the room and then go into the digital world so ok Sonja Paul please yes wonderful first of all yes good line up I will just say first of all from Frankfurt we are happy of course I will say now from a Hessian point of seeing Mario Götze is there Kevin Trapp is there they have Yeah there was just a little mention that Mario was happy himself which ultimately made all the difference whether it was the success of Eintracht Frankfurt as a whole or Mario, who just wonderfully made his way in the Bundesliga and at the whole level again, yes, that is ultimately the second is of course our focus. which is ultimately what works best and what he can do for us of course as a team and I think we all know Mario is just a brilliant footballer I also want to have flashes of inspiration that make them intuitive and if you look at the latest games , regardless of the last game, the very very high level was already over, I think the first players of the season also had to deal with the international challenge every three and four days and that has pushed it to the limit again, I'll just say that , and and but now he is the one who can.
I see all your players are in top form you can walk for 90 minutes three times a week and that is of course a good prerequisite and then you are just a brilliant footballer and also a great person so Frank Hellmann please fly here, I would. Ask the two strikers again where coconut and filler jug are different types of players, one young and small, the other quite large, a bit older. he was also the only one still wearing a club shirt because he had never played in the under-21 or a national team what are the business games with them? you can tell they are classy jokers for if then strategy or possibly more so mario also has mario götz also wore the club jersey i think both have had a good development of course niklas has ten goals he has a moment where there is momentum on his side, he did very well, I also talked about it for a long time without Werner also the way he gets involved in the team, so it was all very, very positive and of course you can see in the goals but what he does is that he works on it and that is the feedback I received from Ole.
I understood that he is someone who is always trying to improve and that he is someone who always gives the team that yes, that is confidence that It's still possible, and if that's the case, if you look at the Bremen games in the past, it's that in the last few minutes something doubled again, sometimes they came back and and and and he says that of course it's one of the if that team also gives that confidence and self -image and there is also one who believes that that he can identify well with this role, no matter what he looks like in the end, because he is happy and I have to say that all the players are happy, I think he really wants to play this World Cup playing football to be able to to compete with the best of the best and that is also a diarrhea for niklas and yusufer just makes a good development of course also makes a team a lot he is fast means quirliger also saw a good end of march on the weekend, so we're looking forward to it because it's just auc It's meeting new players again and that's why naturally we're looking forward to both of you.
We're going to continue right next to Arne Richter. Hello Mr. Fleck, you said that he had a clear agreement with Mats Hummels. weeks which was the deciding factor that now you don't need him in the World Cup and looking at the team it looks like there are two 220 year old teenagers that is also a clear statement about the future of tournaments that will come after Katana in the first place First, it's important that you play a good World Cup, a successful World Cup, everything else is more like the second step anyway, of course, we in the coaching team also thought about that when you put together a team and have so much World Cup experience is of course very valuable for the future and yes it is, it's not just for Matso and of course.
I am very sorry for Timo Werner who is out. I also said that he is an important player for us, that he has always played very well with us and has set a good pace, so he is playing now. I think that on Tuesday Lukas Mecher failed. will come again beforeto come to Matz alone again at Marco Reus yes, I think I have. I have often said that how much I appreciate him as a footballer is only with his gift that he has only in the last third because all the teams are good and we will miss him, it was like that, he tried everything, he really tried everything again.
Jumping on the World Cup bandwagon, but an injury like that just takes time and that's why we had to decide at some point whether or not to take the risk and because it wasn't really clear when I could. It is different with others. , yeah, and that's why we later decided and discussed it with Marco and that hurts us because you can use that quality with Max, which was a try, so I watched a lot of his games from Dortmund and Matz of course, too. in this one it only has to be said that he is in excellent shape he is in top form and now Dortmund also has a lot Since for him he is a very valuable player for Dortmund and we made a decision in the technical team because of course we could also have a little bit of a future look that was said, okay, we decided it for a younger player, not against the mats. and we decided for the team, um I think Mats can do any team well and still because it's just for us then we'll stay in line Sebastian Wessling for Funke Medien so now I have the technology would too.
I want to go deeper into Mats Hummels, you said it's important to play a good tournament now, can we go into the sporting reasons why the decision was made against him now, our four central defenders with Niklas süle with Matze's sons Antonio Rüdiger and nico stotterbeck there are four centre-backs who already lack enormous quality. We are happy to have these players in our team and then if you add Tilo Kehre or poor Bella Koczap, of course we already have enough qualities and enough players in this position and , therefore I think you can understand when you say it's ok.
I'll take a younger player now go to the right Manuel buhnke hello movie we just talked briefly about the central defender Niklas süle you mentioned there he is also an option for you as a right back they already let him play in Munich in Dortmund is that also currently happening or is it really in the middle for them I think we still have a little bit of air and it's nice when you see updates like that that we really have some players who can play different positions and of course we react. depending on the match plan k and that's why it's good of course that he now also plays in the right back position in Dortmund gives us one more option of course and how it all looks how to play that if you then play from the game, please Philipp Seidorf for you, how long have you been watching Niklas Füllkrug?
How long have you had it on the list? Maybe it was worth paying attention to it in the summer? How do you rate your chances of playing in the tournament? First of all, it's important that we get to know each other better, maybe you're looking at it for the first time, so I noticed that it was back then with Horst Rupprecht in 2016, where it was about nominating players for the Olympics and then it changed to Hannover, I mean remember and then there was a clear agreement that no new players would be taken at the club, so he could have been there at the time j to what has I think I've seen it several times, including at Hoffenheim and the way that we play football so it's very safe very soon if you look at his goals of course what I said before is just a good finish with both feet and of course also the only goal that has now made the head falls over face.
Of course, it's also an element that's good for us right up front, and again, how far each player knows how far he is in our considerations. then for a game day it's up to the individual player so heikostendorf you just mentioned injuries or failures may give us an idea of what the scenario is in case other games get canceled which of course no one expects . but it's still a Bundesliga match day, even if you wished it differently, I think then what's up? List of players who act as a kind of backup or how you imagine that and for when it is something really possible because yesterday there was another rumor that FIFA has once again extended the deadline until the 14th, according to my information it is such that we can nominate again up to 24 hours from matchday 1 if something happens if somebody gets injured of course then a fifa doctor will check it too so that's why it's like this hopefully not expect i'll be on a list which will later be nominated, one thing we don't clarify, it's also in our thoughts, of course, our considerations, but it's like the list has to be delivered like 24 hours from the first game and by then we can do something if they do if something happens too exchange again hello Mr.
Flick he flies he certainly was also close in the exchange with Thomas Müller how can you for him? With him they are already planning the preparation and I would say again how important this short stay in Oman is for you, also with the test match and also being there together which reminds you a bit of what you did before the final tunnel with Bayern from Munich. Lisbon has always made a close trade to Thomas and I am convinced that they have a good structure that has never been so well prepared for a World Cup simply because they have a lot of riders and I.
But I think good physical shape is also important, of of course we count on everyone, of course, we hope that he will play a friendly against Roman in the first game, that we can use him there, that's our goal, just to go to the next step, otherwise it's Oman, of course also important in the first place that we always stay in Germany otherwise if there was an alternative, that means that right now yes, I think the sun is shining but we all know that in November the weather is not always good, so I think it is also necessary to be there a little earlier and accepting the temperatures and the times of the day and it was important to us and then the game was against Oman.
It's also nice that we were able to do that on site and then we'll drive or fly to Qatar relatively quickly after the head-to-head game against Oman in the summer because it's very important for us to get back there because all the players have or a lot of players really have a lot of minutes in his legs and it's just a matter of us looking at the early days of course ok who might need a little rest or we need regeneration and who needs the players and of course it's completely different this time than it was in the previous tournaments we ended up having a lot of mat to ourselves ch the -4 finally the focus starts in japan and everything else now is more about us getting acclimated a bit and of course also recovering and refilling our grains and then we went into the first training session four days before the first game here in front of Oliver in September we sat together and the topic was the sick bayern block I think development is satisfied how important it is that the block has found this strength again and you already thanked Julian Nagelsmann I have Julian I already wrote a WhatsApp I said I am very happy that you have performed so well that he is happy too, so I think I'm always there and I agree. natural there are some players who are in good shape but ultimately we all need this yes to accept this tournament that they also show in every training what kind of quality they have show why they are there it is just important that we have absolute focus on the training and only through what we do when you train well when you are absolutely focused we can also play a good tournament then Patrick Berger was here the way Antonio Rüdiger is a clear defense with his boss now it is like this he has a hip injury in Spain we even thought about that so in the end he really is there you have to have concerns with a see the first game how the deal and maybe a sentence to Flo will also get injured now it's not really surprising that he doesn't show up there but maybe sometimes there were even thoughts with two 24s to take him with us, yes, so Toni is our head of defense and of course we are happy that he is there and I see that there were no concerns at all, on the contrary, he was I think that's how it was taken out and we are somehow in exchange with the gasoline department of Realen, so I think since the last week or ten days I have been in constant exchange with our Doc Jochen Hahne, I don't know how.
A lot of phone calls we made would have needed a booth manager too, but he's good, like me, he's fully integrated and always keeps me up to date, so there's currently a team that's always been nominated, but I have no doubts. brands or concerns that we have and with Flo who was a player with his quality he would have liked to have with us of course I don't need to mention it here I think everyone knows but of course one is also such that he had a serious injury that was out for a long time right now the fact that he participates in team training and I think the most important thing is that he is healthy again like me au If the time comes for him to be fully involved again when he starts in January and then have absolute focus on the upcoming tasks he has with Leverkusen, but maybe he also has us and that's why I think it's the right way for him to be very focused. and he trained again on his ability to play here in the middle with jokes hello Mr.
Flick I have a question regarding Mario Götze can you tell me something about the communication with him since when I was chatting with him and how was she in the conversation? thank you, of course, it's always things that coaches and players have and don't like to talk about, no, but it's the way we've been in touch for a long time and we've been in touch again and again. before I was in contact with Mario again and again when he was a coach at Bayern, so today you have been at Christian Kamm's side for a while eicht explains a bit how they want to react to the loss of Timo Werner in terms of football, so he's someone who brings a very own quality to me with his pacing, they've often said how much the game adapts to him, it means a bigger structural shakeup, so it's a bigger challenge to offset that from time to time when, maybe people who haven't played that way lately will also be questioned for this role at Bayern, still with you, these are also thoughts we have. of course we already have the squad like this but we have a lot of players in the attacking area who can play in various positions and our idea of football is that you have the opponents under you.
We want to press, so of course you need a player up front who can start well and that he can play well that he is tactically well integrated, yes, he is also integrated into the team, in the idea of the team and, above all, that he is willing to go down this path against the ball and I think that with the ball we have how many options do we have with that also left the roster open so ultimately it can be multiplayer also fill in so we would still have Sven Westerschulze here in the room and then Arne Steinberg and then we'll go digital.
Flick Karimi made his debut among you, but he was the last. With Borussia Dortmund for more than a year, you couldn't take advantage of the great performance you saw from him in Salzburg, what were the reasons? Karim who has an outstanding weapon so I'm right there with them too the performance Dortmund have now brought I think Dortmund promised more they also promised themselves more but he is a player who simply has a choice in the play. because of their speed the cars are good for finishing off a team or even setting up the last pass for their schaft man which can happen one of a number of different situations I'm thinking about the game against Bayern Munich when Dortmund was there and they came in and he just turned around and gave the team a new impetus again brought him back into the game, these are things that we of course also think about, but of course it is also clear that we simply expect more from him and that we now also support him in the short time so that he does precisely those things that we expected best of him and apparently they had mentioned that many players have already played many games in both they have played many games and some of their colleagues in the clubs have also complained about the tight schedule of competitions Pep Guardiola said it's been a few days that the world cup is crazy because players don't get breaks for regeneration Now in advance how do you rate this and problem?
Yes, thanks, I can do it. I can go, yes, even if such a world championship, of course, yes, the national coach is simply the possibility of participating in another tournament, so ultimately you have to keep an eye on the overall load of the players and I can do it even more. and I think you have to, you really have to deal with that too, I think it's a bit different here in Germany than it is now in England, of course I think it's great that after the tournament the players have it again without a rest in therest, so you just have to congratulate the DFL because ultimately, like me, they make sure that the players get at least a little rest, so I think we are on the right track, but of course I can absolutely understand if pep Guardiola reminds us of that but I think we need to make sure we don't speed the wheel too much but we also just look at the players who don't get too much but I would like to add one more question in the room The Japanese team has already been announced quite well or what impression they already have and the second question I already have in everyone's head somehow. mayoral exhibition If you want, I appreciate that I play a lot of Japanese football, many of them also here in Germany and just the quality that you have in football is a very strong team and yes, that is why it is a great task for us, especially in the first game and I think we're playing there we still have a little bit of time and a lot more will happen so if you ask me that day in the end game PK maybe they can say a little bit more than now but I don't know much now, then we'll go digital and start with Christian Falk if you have another question about Mats Hummels that he last made publicly in Dortmund The criticism had caused a bit of concern.
Did you also play an important role in his decision? No need to say more. How did he communicate it and how did you interpret his decision? I called everyone and I think everyone can understand that it was not an easy task for me or for us in the coaching staff and yes, the things that a player says because ultimately it was a dream to play a vame but to be there in a World Cup and that's why it's important to me too, yeah it wasn't an easy thing but I think of course everyone deserves to be told why and why and sometimes the decision is just for you too. one can argue, but it's just such a blow, but with Matz I said so, Matz and Max were of course disappointed.
Because of course he had a really good season that didn't go unnoticed and he just came back which I think is really fantastic but he's a pro and that's why I think I told him that and frankly I think we're still in touch and will keep in touch then Marcel briefly asked you again from Cologne's perspective of course you tried to persuade Jonas Hector to come back what were your thoughts behind this and also a question in front of you in the room he is sitting in the technical team under also Hermann Gerland, what task will he have in his staff, especially during the World Cup, so what I discuss with the players I do not reveal because in reality it is always a thing between players and coaches and ultimately when the other reveals that it is something that no does not play a role in me in me yes my thoughts for that reason or I cannot say what it is about Hermann fft I am happy and glad that he is with n us, that he also goes to Qatar and I know that I appreciate it very much I think a lot of people know that and he is someone who has a lot of experience and of course he is still a player with us once I say something like that he should do better maybe you can prepare for the things you intend to do with the game if you look at the team we have 23 field players so of course that's what training work is about not always of course so you can have everyone with you on the field, or you can plan them, especially when you have the last training session and then you prepare for the opponent in 10v10 or 11v11 and you are right there It is also important that we have a good team of coaches that we can guarantee the players that they just do a excellent work or excellent training, and that is One of the tasks that Hermann has to do or should do and on the other hand it is also of course due to his experience.
I think if you see us like this, there are also many young tears that can simply convey the experience of him. Julian Wolf please yes thank you very much hello Mr.
Flick Achim Löw and Sami Khedira also emphasized this team spirit from 2014 again in the big business before and Jogi Löw said they reminded them of what made us so strong now that they were just a topic for a very, very long time the squad has been known for a long time of course but there are also new players what methods do they have there or what tricks to such a special spirit to strengthen this tournament spirit to strengthen the team spirit or you just have to develop it from the team itself then thank you i think it always depends on how you exemplify it yourself and if you exemplify team spirit when d the team takes it with you if you also radiate that belief then a lot is going in the right direction a lot is going in the right direction and we have players with us who know exactly what is important and who take others with them, that is also something that we as coaches L The coaches finally see it that way for us and we always tell the players to just support each other and I think we have some, we really have some with us who are going forward and that's why I have no worries.
It's not different at all so I asked Hi, I'm from the Belgian press and I had a question if you rate Belgium as an outsider or a favorite as it is before and you think it's a shame that Germany never played Belgium in the team of the last few ten years with the brown hasar maybe it's a bit regrettable or yes i think you can should see the favourites, it may happen that we can play against them in the World Cup and therefore the team that also has enormous quality also has a coach who really does his job very very well or he The team then tries to find an idea of playing football which is also nice then we will move on to Wolfgang Stefan yes hello
Hansi greetings from the north viz , Robin Gosens what made the difference in not being nominated was a decision by Christian Günther Christian Günther a player who gives a lot to the team in his own way but also the last two years I think he was substituted yesterday but otherwise he has played every minute or has played every game and Robin Big has very little in recent years.
He played and I think he can very well understand that we made such and such a decision and it has nothing to do with his quality and it just has to do with him having little pace and we need players who have the pace they are and I would say in the outside lane of the left side because you are always there with the idea of how to play football always of course you also need players who are constantly on the move and that's why both David and Christian do that very very much at their club well yes he flies .
I have another question regarding the striker position. Werner thymus filter. a nine also with respect to the fact that Mario Götze can play in 10 now, yes, I told you before, but I said that we have many optimists in this team and that is why one or the other can happen, which perhaps it wasn't so clear beforehand so we know again who the coaching staff is we are also very very happy with the selection we have with the simpler options this one also exists and I don't want to give too much away so finally we have Günter Klein , yes, hello, Mr.
Flick, in your opening statement you also addressed the great issue of Qatar, which is this World Cup and also the sporting one. partially overshadowed, there is now an open letter to the dfb, also addressed to the players and the coaching staff, to possibly work on this issue of the workers compensation fund and waive part of the bonuses or the bonuses completely, how are? personally entitled Thank you for this request, I think that the DFB has already gone very, very far in that, as far as that is concerned, that is d The information we have or also have with Heike Ulrich, with our president, also in Neuendorf , that I have already talked to other nations in this direction and yes, I openly said that I still have some other things to do. tomorrow like reading all the messages now because she's not quite sure what's going on right now, but basically she knows that in our team we're going to have our own foundation, the initiative to donate is very, very high or the willingness to donate is very loud thank you would you like to finish I can invite yes but before inviting I think yes I actually wanted to say it before with the toy I think everyone can still remember it 13 years ago now 13 years ago the 13th anniversary of the death by Robert Enke and I also formed part of the team at the time, I saw it first hand and I think it should be his turn. internally because it was also an absolute shock for us and experiencing this and thinking that we should, like me, also pay attention to what we all have planned to deal with people more consciously, but that was it, it becomes easier again and Think again and today would be a day to think about Robert again.
Now I get to treat you, so we thought it was invite everyone here again for a little and a little something to drink and little bites and maybe like that with some laid back blues. one, I think that's what you want to say without it being officially in the papers, but maybe just a background chat with the technical team, you're also willing to say a big thank you and see you at lunch.