Joshua Kimmich, who will soon lead Germany as captain, spoke to TZ about the forthcoming friendly against Belgium and Peru as well as manager Hansi Flick’s lineup decisions.
“These are not your typical test or friendly game, in my opinion. I see every game as a practice match, and we must win in every one of them.”
“Finding the right rhythm, increasing our self-confidence throughout each game, and creating some continuity are the most important things in my opinion. That there were new players didn’t surprise me. I was a little taken aback that some guys weren’t called up.”
Marco Reus, Ilkay Gündogan, Thomas Müller, Niki Süle, Leroy Sané, and Toni Rüdiger are all people I would have anticipated to be on the list, particularly the latter three.
“Hansi Flick and I had two or three conversations. Hansi conversed with other players and shared insights. This stage will now be crucial for revisiting certain issues while also establishing some objectives for the next weeks.