Germany will look to extend a three-game winning streak under new coach Hansi Flick against Romania and North Macedonia in the World Cup qualifiers to show they are set to return to world class National team manager Oliver Bierhoff said on Wednesday. The Germans, who suffered an exit in the first round of the 2018 World Cup and were eliminated in this year’s Euro round of 16, are in charge of Group J with 15 points in six games, Armenia second out of 11 and Romania third. with 10.
Germany, with a string of young players in the squad, have won all three matches under Flick since replacing Joachim Loew, who spent 15 years at the helm of the four-time world champion. Germany have scored 12 goals and conceded none in those three matches and Bierhoff wants to seal his qualification for next year’s World Cup in Qatar as soon as possible.
“We want to go back to world class and for that to happen every result counts and we have to have continuity,” Bierhoff said at a press conference. “We want to show the same intensity. We want to seal the qualification as soon as possible, maybe even during these two matches.
“This is the most important thing for me. To continue this positive trend which started in September,” he said. Germany will host Romania in Hamburg on Friday before traveling on Monday to face North Macedonia, fourth with nine points.
“The situation in the team is very good,” added Bierhoff. “There is a very good atmosphere and not only because of the recent results, but also because you feel there is a positive approach and the joy to be with the national team. We want to continue like this.”
“There is competition within the team and that is extremely important,” he said.
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