The location was ideally chosen.
On the DFB campus in Frankfurt, which is currently under construction, Hansi Flick commented on his plans and goals with the national soccer team for the first time at the official start as the new national coach, which also resembles a major construction site after the botched European championship and the departure of Joachim Löw.
As a bearer of hope and admired title collector with FC Bayern, Flick started on Sunday with a promise to the fans who were looking forward to a successful reconstruction and a renaissance of the DFB team as early as possible at the 2022 World Cup in Qatar and at the latest at the home European championship in Hope for summer 2024.
“For me, a national coach is an obligation, a huge responsibility.
I'm really looking forward to it.
I will really do my best, 'all in', to ensure that we play exciting football again, ”said the 56-year-old in a DFB video that showed him, among other things, with a protective helmet on the association's at least 150 million euro campus in Frankfurt shows.
"We want to play great football for Germany, the people inspire with offensive football," announced the new boss.
His contract will initially run until after the home tournament in 2024.
On August 10th, Flick says more
Löw's successor also starts with clear guidelines for players, support staff and the association. “Everyone has to go to their limits. We have to create an atmosphere to shape this team, ”said Flick. His first sporting goal was direct qualification for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar by the end of the year. “It has to be clear to everyone that we are challenged in the seven games. We want to be the first to survive the group, ”explained Flick.
The new head coach has not yet commented specifically on personal details such as Thomas Müller (31) and Mats Hummels (32), who were brought back to the EM by Löw. Flick left it at hints. "What is clear is that I have spoken to one or the other player," he said. And Flick let it be known: “For me there is no age where they say that from then on he will no longer be a national player.” All that counts is quality. But he wants and will also support young players: He addressed Bayern youngster Jamal Musiala (18) and Leverkusen's Florian Wirtz (18) by name.
Marco Reus (32), who had decided not to participate in the European Championship in consultation with Löw, could also become a DFB topic again under Flick.
The 56-year-old appreciates the Dortmund man very much.
From the 26-man EM squad, only Toni Kroos (31) from Real Madrid declared his end of career in the national jersey after the knockout round against England.
For the first time, Flick wants to outline his plans in detail 23 days before the first international match.
The DFB invited to the official presentation of the national coach on Sunday, August 10th, also on the future campus in Frankfurt.
Flick will then give a first outlook on the near future "together with his coaching team".
The former assistant to Löw, who won seven titles with FC Bayern in the past year and a half, should "lead the national team back to the top" after two bad tournaments. DFB director Oliver Bierhoff made this requirement. In the past few weeks, Flick set the first course in the background, for example by signing his Bayern confidante Danny Röhl (32) as another assistant coach alongside Marcus Sorg. He also has to name a successor for goalkeeping coach Andreas Köpke, who left the DFB prematurely after 17 years together with Löw.
By the end of the year, Flick must first buy the World Cup ticket. The game starts in September against Liechtenstein in St. Gallen (2nd), in Stuttgart against Armenia (5th) and against Iceland in Reykjavik (8th). "The games against the supposedly weaker teams are also the difficult ones," warned Flick. Nevertheless, he says: “We already know that we have to have the quality to beat the three opponents. The goal is nine points. ”After the 1: 2 home defeat against North Macedonia in March, the DFB team are only third after three match days with six points.