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Germany: Dietmar Hamman slams Flick for ‘pathetic’ World Cup exit

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Die Mannschaft left the World Cup after the group stage for the second time in a row.

Hansi Flick must step down as Germany’s manager after the World Cup, according to Dietmar Hamman.

Germany defeated Costa Rica 4-2 in their last group-stage match in Qatar. However, the result wasn’t enough to keep Flick’s side in the tournament, as Japan shocked Spain with a 2-1 win.

The former Bayern Munich boss has come under pressure after the early exit. Hamman has now joined the voices in German football who calls for the appointment of a new national team boss.

“I think it’s impossible that we can continue with the coach,” the former Germany international told Sky Sports.

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“After this debacle, we only have 18 months until the European Championships at home, that was pathetic.

“Costa Rica had one shot on target in the first two games and we made them look like Brazil. In the team, everyone does what they want. I see no reason why Flick should remain as coach.

“When I hear some comments from those responsible [with other teams], I have to say that responsibility looks different. Excuses, excuses, excuses. It’s time for a cut.”

Michael Ballack was another former player who implied Germany should look for a new coach.

“Every position at the DFB should be questioned, including the coach,” he told Magneta TV.

“You don’t get very far with this kind of football. We see it in the teams that are less talented than us but give us problems.”