Wolfsburg The national soccer players gradually arrived at the team hotel in black minibuses. Kai Havertz and Antonio Rüdiger fulfilled the selfie and autograph requests of around 20 fans, Thomas Müller greeted the waiting camera teams in a good mood.
National coach Hansi Flick was already waiting in the noble hostel on the VW site, who had a clear assignment for his professionals for the final two World Cup qualifiers on November 11th (8.45pm / RTL) in Wolfsburg against Liechtenstein and three days later in Yerevan against Armenia Has.
Start record for the national coach beckons
“It is the last game at home in 2021 and we want to continue the path we started to go,” said Flick of the German press agency. With five wins in five games, the title collector, who came from FC Bayern, got off to a perfect start – another success on Thursday evening would be the sole start record as national coach.
“We want to convey fun to the spectators, bring joy with a very good performance,” said Flick, who also nominated Jonathan Tah on Monday. The ailing Florian Wirtz also traveled to Wolfsburg on Monday, where the first team training is due on Tuesday morning (11 a.m.). After the Liechtenstein game, Flick could send several players back to their clubs and save them the short trip to Armenia in order to control the workload.
“How we set up to change one or the other time, that may well be,” said Flick. “Now the focus is on Liechtenstein, everything that comes after that, we will decide.” He wants to get two more victories with his team, “that is the focus”.
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