Chaos at press conference after DFB debacle – Hansi Flick angry

Hansi Flick announced the bankruptcy of the German national team against Japan on Thursday at a press conference on Thursday.Image: dpa / Federico Gambarini

WC 2022

Laura Czypullová

They set themselves a goal: to win the opening event of the 2022 World Cup. But the German national team lost 2-1 to the Japanese national team on Wednesday.

After the DFB debacle, a press conference was called at short notice on Thursday morning. The national team coach Hansi Flick should consider this a defeat. “We couldn’t create the compactness in defense that we could create,” was one of Flick’s explanations. He bounced back and was determined to win against Spain on Sunday: “We don’t have a shot anymore. We missed yesterday.”

Due to the short time, the press conference took place digitally. But it was this very circumstance that caused chaos.

Hansi Flick pauses in the middle of her answer

At the first question from the journalist involved, Hansi Flick looked irritated. “Hello” was heard in the background. Less than two minutes into the press conference, the first disturbing sounds were heard. After Flick answered the question, DFB spokeswoman Franziska Wülle reminded us: “If you’re thinking about omitting the microphones, then we don’t have any feedback here.”

And Flick was also unable to answer the second question without background noise. He breaks off his sentence and looks annoyed at the speaker sitting next to him. “Please look at your microphone, it’s connecting here and we’re very, very uncomfortable., he says visibly annoyed. Flick tries to finish his sentence – and is interrupted again.

The Japanese national team celebrates after their win over Germany.

The Japanese national team celebrates after their win over Germany.Bild: www.imago-images.de / imago images

This time with a melodious tone, similar to a PC just starting up. In the background, the words – probably from the journalist: “Can you turn it down a little?” A: “I also have air conditioning, …”. Wülle again strongly reminds: “Please turn off the microphones, thank you!”

Flick sighs in annoyance and instead of continuing to answer the question says, “Okay, question answered – I hope.” The national team coach was able to answer other questions undisturbed.

“We haven’t reached the point where we have to change the system. But we are looking at what is important against Spain, what we have to do there.

National coach Hansi Flick on the issue of systemic change

However, immediately after the journalist’s last question, a Spanish-speaking woman’s voice can be clearly heard for a few seconds. Flick just laughs and looks at Wülle. He tries one last time, “Excuse me, could you… thank you.” Flick answered the question anyway.

The national coach has already made it clear that he will not doubt the system due to the opening defeat and will not switch to a 3-4-3 formation against Spain on Sunday (20:00). “We haven’t reached the point where we have to change the system. But we are looking at what is important against Spain, what we have to do there,” explained Flick.

All eyes were on Cristiano Ronaldo at the World Cup in Qatar on Thursday night. The superstar started the tournament with his country Portugal against Ghana.

Leave a Comment