Völler comments on Flick’s future as Germany coach

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By Rune Gjerulff   @runegjerulff

Following Germany’s 1-4 loss to Japan, DFB sporting director Rudi Völler commented on suggestions that Hansi Flick’s time as Germany coach could be over.

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After tonight’s embarrassing 4-1 defeat to Japan, Germany sporting director Rudi Völler refused to guarantee that Hansi Flick will remain as coach beyond Tuesday’s friendly against France.

Asked if Flick will remain Germany coach, Völler said in a post-match interview:

“We should collect ourselves first.

“Tomorrow we’ll do some training. Then we’ll play France. After that, we should do some soul-searching and think about the way forward.”

The former Bayer 04 Leverkusen boss was in a state of shock after the heavy defeat.

“We’re all still in shock. The atmosphere was great, the fans were on our side. They supported us until the score was 1-1 and then we made too many mistakes.

“It was an embarrassment, but we deserved it. A defeat like that hurts,” said Völler.

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