Flick: “There is no margin for error, but we must have faith”

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According to Hansi Flick, coach of Germany, his team is between a rock and a hard place after losing his first World Cup game against Japan (1-2) and “he cannot afford a new setback”, in this case against Spain, on Sunday if he wants to have a chance to enter the next round. “There is no margin for error, but we must have faith.”

The four-time world champion suffered a stunning 1-2 defeat on Wednesday against Japan, after leading 1-0 and wasting many chances.

The Germans inexplicably lifted their foot off the accelerator in the second half and they conceded two goals in the final minutes, thus suffering their third straight defeat in the premiere of a major tournament.

We missed the first time. Now we have to work on things and improve them. We will continue and we have to show character to keep our chances in our last group game,” Flick said in an online news conference on Thursday.

Germany’s last game is against Costa Rica on December 1. “We have faith in the team, we are positive and we want to face this game on Sunday in a positive way,” added Flick.

“It’s important to process defeats, clear your head and focus on the next task. That is our goal. Getting the team to a point where I have faith.” Germany suffered their first World Cup elimination in 80 years when they crashed out in the first round of the 2018 World Cup. Instead of laying the foundation for a long run in tournament in Qatar , the loss to Japan put the Germans back on the ropes and they face Spain with the threat of another early elimination.

“We didn’t do some things right in terms of tactics and we have to improve on that,” Flick said. “It’s like that in football. You have to give your best. The criticisms are justified.”.

Source: La Verdad

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