Hansi Flick reacts to ‘brutally’ disappointing Germany defeat to Japan

Hansi Flick reacts to 'brutally' disappointing Germany defeat to Japan

Hansi Flick has revealed he is ‘brutally upset’ with Germany’s shock 2-1 defeat to Japan of their World Cup opener on Wednesday.

The Germans had completely dominated the sport within the opening 60 or so minutes, taking the lead by means of an Ilkay Gundogan penalty. Nonetheless, their lack of ability to discover a second aim on this interval would finally value them, as Japan roared again late on to earn a well-known 2-1 win on the Khalifa Worldwide Stadium.

Talking to the press after the sport, supervisor Flick stated: “We’re brutally upset. Not solely me, but additionally the teaching employees and the gamers.

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“We had 78% possession within the first half and deservedly took the lead. In a section through which we had been superior, we had a whole lot of probabilities to attain, however we did not take them. Japan beat us with effectivity immediately.

“The person errors that we made within the second half should not occur to us. We have to construct up the gamers now. We cannot have a pleasant journey residence.”

Flick wasn’t afraid to call the culprits who made the aforementioned errors, singling out Niklas Sule: “Niklas merely has to concentrate. He performed him onside as a result of he dropped two or three steps too far. These are particular person errors that we needed to pay for immediately.

“We are going to analyse the sport and we’ve rather a lot to make up for. However we’ve the standard to beat Spain. That is our focus now.”

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