Status: 09/23/2022 2:56 p.m

    The Nations League as a self-confidence booster for the World Cup in Qatar. The DFB-Elf also wants to convince against Hungary in terms of sport.

    Now the World Cup countdown is ticking. Exactly two months to the day before the first group game at the World Cup against Japan, Hansi Flick wants to send out a signal.

    With a win against Hungary, the German national football team should take the lead in Group 3 of League A in the Nations League. The national coach hopes to make a “statement” with the group win, which should be completed three days later in Wembley against England.

    • Nations League, Matchday 5
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    Leading the table as a goal

    The Hungarians (7 points) are still ahead in the difficult group with the DFB team (6), Italy (5) and England (2). But the Flick-Elf can change that in the arena in Leipzig. “The whole team is looking forward to the game, after which we hope to be top of the table”said RB attacker Timo Werner before his home international match.

    On the penultimate day of the Nations League group stage, the German national team welcomes Hungary in a duel for the lead in the table in Leipzig.

    Marc-André ter Stegen will be in goal due to Manuel Neuer’s failure due to a positive corona test. Flick has once again manifested the hierarchy among the German goalkeepers: Neuer is number one, followed by ter Stegen and Kevin Trapp as other World Cup greats as well as Oliver Baumann and Bernd Leno as possible replacement candidates.

    Flick expressed himself cryptically about a possible use of Thomas Müller (33). The Bayern driver would be the logical replacement captain for Neuer with 116 international matches so far, but there was no guarantee from Flick. “If he plays,” he will also wear the captain’s armband.”said Flick. Just poker or actually a demotion of the veteran? Flick will give the Müller answer in the evening.