Berlin (dpa) – Germany forward Timo Werner said the decision of the German Football Federation (DFB) to appoint Hansi Flick as new national coach as a “perfect choice”.
“He’s a very nice person and really a super coach,” the Chelsea striker and Champions League finalist told broadcaster Sport1 in an interview published on Wednesday.
The DFB confirmed on Tuesday that treble-winning Flick will replace Joachim Loew after the postponed Euro 2020 in summer.
According to Werner, what Flick delivered at German record champions Bayern Munich “can’t be topped. In my opinion, he’s the perfect man for the DFB because his charisma and attitude also bear a certain resemblance to Loew,” Werner said.
Thinking about the Euros, “we don’t really know where we stand. But the quality to win the Euros is definitely there,” Werner said.
Before the tournament, which starts on June 11, the striker will play the all-English Champions League final with Chelsea against Manchester City in Porto on Saturday.
Germany will play in Munich against France (June 15), Portugal (June 19) and Hungary (June 23) in the group stage.
“Maybe it will be good for us to start the tournament as underdogs rather than top favourites,” Werner said, adding he hopes that “this will allow us to play a little more freely.”
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