Hansi Flick on Florian Wirtz injury: “I’ve already phoned him to try and encourage him.”

Germany head coach Hansi Flick has offered his support to Florian Wirtz after Bayer Leverkusen confirmed that the 18-year-old had torn his ACL in their Bundesliga defeat to FC Köln.

“Florian Wirtz is one of the greatest talents that German football has produced in recent years,” said Flick. “That’s why we were all shocked when we found out about his cruciate ligament rupture. I’ve already phoned him to try and encourage him. He’s still young and he’ll come back strong, I’m sure of it. We wish him all the best and keep our fingers crossed that the healing process goes as optimally as possible.”

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