Because of the winning mentality, the Germany coach uses 4 new faces

German football fans are awaiting the list of the machines team, which will be announced by its technical director, Hansi Flick, in the coming hours, in light of the great pressure that the coach is under to restore things to the right position in the team in the two friendly matches against Japan and France during the international break next month.

Flick is scheduled to announce tomorrow, Thursday, the German national team’s list for the friendly matches between Japan and France next month, as part of the team’s preparations for the European Nations Cup (Euro 2024), which Germany will host next summer.

There has been no improvement in the level of the German national team since its exit from the group stage in the World Cup finals in Qatar late last year, as the team achieved only one victory in its five matches that it played this year so far, while it suffered 3 defeats during those meetings.

Flick had described the first half of 2023 as the trial stage, stressing that he would work from now on to develop the performance of the main team before the start of the European Nations.

The German national team is looking for victory in its next two matches in particular, to raise the morale of the players, reconcile the fans and create a state of euphoria among them, after the disappointment it was exposed to in the recent period.

The German national team will meet its guest, Japan, on the ninth of next September, as it seeks revenge for its 2/1 loss against the Asian team in the Qatar 2022 World Cup.

The German national team will hold another friendly match in the upcoming downtime against its French counterpart, the runner-up of the World Cup on the 12th of next month, before setting up a camp in the United States in the next period of the international agenda during next October, which will include two friendly matches against the national teams of America and Mexico.

The German national team is scheduled to play a friendly against Austria in the next November hiatus, during which it will hold another test match with one of the teams whose side has not yet been decided.

Flick challenged his critics, saying: “I can promise that we will see a different team in September.”

Flick seeks to cultivate a “winning mentality” among his players, as he told the German sports magazine (Kicker), “The key now is to find a basic group that includes five to eight centers to be settled on.”

The German coach has used Antonio Rudiger, Joshua Kimmich, Emre Can and Ilkay Gundogan as part of this group already.

Young defender Malik Thiaw, 22, was the only discovery for Flick during that previous experimental stage.

Defender Niklas Sule, whose dedication Flick questioned, as well as the attacking quadruple Serge Nabri, Timo Werner, Felix Nmecha and Karim Adeyemi, are expected to return to the next squad, after recovering from injury.

There are doubts about the use of Jamal Musiala in the list, after he suffered a tear in the muscle fibers.

The list that Flick will choose will be closely monitored by his critics, who were attacked by the Germany coach, who said, “I think it is a great audacity to claim that the national team does not call the players according to their performance.”

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