Hansi Flick reacts after the elimination: It was decided in the first match, it's not my fault

2022-12-01 23:15:59Sport SHKRUAR NGA REDAKSIA VOX
Hans Flick

For the second edition of the World Cup in a row, Germany does not make it past the group stage, while this time it was Japan that surprised the "tanks", cutting off their journey to Qatar 2022.

After the match with Costa Rica, where the 4-2 victory was not enough, coach Hansi Flick appeared in the press conference, where he declared that the elimination was decided earlier and avoided comments on a possible resignation.

"We won 4-2 and could have scored more, but unfortunately we are out of the World Cup and I am very sorry. Those 20 minutes against Japan in the first match were decisive in the elimination. "Now is not the time to talk about resignation, but I have a good group of players and the elimination was not my fault," said Flick.

Luis Enrique: I wanted the first place, we were punished for 5 weak minutes

Toleration or deserved loss, now it doesn't matter anymore Germany remains out of the World Cup after the group stage and Spain qualifies for the next round as the second place.

Spanish media reported that Luis Enrique appeared very nervous with his players after the match and quickly gathered them in the dressing room to speak to them for more than 30 minutes.

"I wanted to qualify as the first place and I am very sorry for this result. It was a stinging loss but we only made a 5 minute mistake and Japan punished us twice. I have reservations about the game, so I talked to the boys to avoid such appearances", said the Spanish coach.