Hansi Flick hints at uncertain future after Germany elimination

Germany head coach Hansi Flick

Germany head coach Hansi Flick saw his team eliminated from the 2022 World Cup following an incredible comeback by Japan, who defeated Spain 2-1 to top Group E.

Die Mannschaft hoped that if Spain beat Japan, it would guarantee them a spot in the round of 16 with a victory over Costa Rica.

Though Germany performed admirably in their match against Costa Rica, coming from behind to defeat the Los Ticos 4-2, the victory was insufficient to secure a place in the knockout stage.

The German national team, who went down 2-1 after taking an early lead, fought back with a brace from Chelsea forward Kai Havertz and Niclas Füllkrug but was eliminated on goal difference after being level on points (4) with Spain.

Following Germany's elimination from the World Cup tournament, the country's head coach, Hansi Flick, has hinted at an uncertain future with the national team.

"We will work that out quickly." It is difficult to answer now, right after the game when we're eliminated." "We will see about that soon, "Flick said when asked if he would step down from the coaching role.

The 57-year-old appears to be under pressure after their poor performance in the group stage, which saw them lose their first match against Japan and fail to beat Spain in the second leg.

Flick took over Germany's managerial role in 2021 after a successful stint with Bundesliga giant Bayern Munich, succeeding long-term manager Joachim Low on a three-year contract.

Despite his high level of experience, the four-time champions failed to advance to the round of 16 for the second time in a row after finishing last in the 2018 World Cup against Russia.