Wolfsburg The ball in hand, the red whistle around his neck, a smile on his face. The image that the German Football Association spread on Tuesday evening of national coach Hansi Flick looked like a spirit of optimism.
After the Corona scare for Bayern professional Niklas Süle, the German national team is contesting the final training today (5 p.m.) before the last home game of the year in the World Cup qualification against Liechtenstein on Thursday in Wolfsburg.
DFB selection has enough strong top players
Even after a quintet around the positively tested Süle had to go into quarantine and leave, the DFB selection have “a strong squad with top players,” said DFB director Oliver Bierhoff. In addition to the Bayern defender, Joshua Kimmich, Jamal Musiala, Serge Gnabry and Karim Adeyemi from Salzburg, Florian Wirtz and Nico Schlotterbeck, who are absent due to muscle injuries, will also be missing. Kai Havertz was slightly injured in the first team training session – as was Marc-André ter Stegen and Jonathan Tah, who stayed at the hotel to control the workload.
Flick will comment on the situation at the national team at noon (12.30 p.m.) during a press conference, the national coach will certainly also be asked about the corona case of the fully vaccinated Süle and the consequences. It is clear that those responsible at the DFB want to continue promoting vaccination protection. Before the international trip, Kimmich had made public that he was not yet protected against the corona virus.
Team doctor Dr. Tim Meyer said there was “no magic bullet” for talking to people who were “skeptical” about vaccination. First of all, it makes sense to find out exactly where there are problems and concerns that could be different.
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