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Flick vows to take Germany ‘back to the top of world football’

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The 56-year-old made some inspiring statements in his first press conference after assuming the role of Bundestrainer.

Germany national team head coach Hansi Flick insists his aim is to take the nation “back to the top of world football.

Germany left a lot to be desired in the previous two tournaments. They crashed out of Euro 2020 at the Round of 16 stage while couldn’t even get out of their group in the 2018 World Cup.

Joachim Low guided the team to the World Cup and Confederations Cup in his 16-year-long managerial spell but Die Mannschaft’s quality degraded in the latter years of his tenure.

Flick, fortunately, is no stranger to rekindling the lost spark in a team, having led Bayern Munich to a sextuple after taking over from Niko Kovac, under whom the Bavarians had looked uninspiring.

Flick told the press: “Obviously our aim is to get back to the top of world football. It won’t be easy, but our team is in good shape and we have a huge amount of quality.

“It’s not something that can happen overnight, but we’ll give everything to reach this goal.

“We saw the intensity and passion in Spain and Italy’s matches and it was enthralling. They tried to put their opponents under pressure early on, win the ball high and use set pieces to make things happen in the game.

“We can learn from the best, and try to take these things into our own matches. Step by step, we have to try to get back to where we want to be.”

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