Speaking after his first defeat as Germany head coach, Hansi Flick reacted to his team’s performance against Hungary which resulted in Die Mannschaft dropping down to third in their UEFA Nations League group.
“This defeat will not throw us off track,” said Flick. “We know what is required of us now and this has opened our eyes a bit. It’s better to lose now rather than at the World Cup.
“Our first half was really poor. We didn’t do enough, played without confidence and made too many basic errors. It was a lot better after the break, though we failed to create enough chances.”
Former Mainz forward Ádám Szalai gave Hungary the lead after 17 minutes and although an improved second-half performance, Thomas Müller and Co. were unable to prevent a first defeat under Flick.
On Monday evening, Germany face England at Wembley in their final game before the 2022 World Cup.
GGFN | Daniel Pinder