Germany endured their spotless document beneath new trainer Hansi Flick and secured qualification for the 2022 International Cup as Chelsea striker Timo Werner scored two times in a 4-0 rout of North Macedonia on Monday. Simply months once they slumped to a surprise 2-1 defeat to the similar opponent on house soil, Germany cruised to a dominant win in Skopje to extend their lead on the best of Workforce J to 8 issues and safe their berth at subsequent 12 months’s event in Qatar. Werner’s Chelsea team-mate Kai Havertz additionally were given at the scoresheet and Jamal Musiala scored his first global purpose as Germany made it 5 wins out of 5 beneath Flick, who took over from Joachim Loew after Euro 2020.
The 56-year-old trainer stated 2014 International Cup winners Germany nonetheless had “a protracted technique to move”, however insisted his staff may just compete with the most productive on the planet.
“Our gamers have the standard to rival France, Italy and Belgium. I’m very positive,” he stated.
Midfielder Leon Goretzka additionally subsidized Flick to take Germany again to the highest of the arena sport after failing to make it previous the primary two rounds at either one of their remaining two main event appearances.
“We nonetheless want to support to get again to the highest, however there are few other folks higher positioned than Hansi to try this,” he advised RTL.
Goalscorer Werner added that Flick’s religion in him had helped him to shrug off rising grievance of his shape in fresh months.
“When a trainer likes you and trusts you, then it is helping each striker, particularly me. I want that believe, and Flick provides that to me 100%,” he stated.
Germany had been wasteful within the first part, with striker Werner squandering a number of probabilities and Joshua Kimmich and Serge Gnabry forcing saves from North Macedonian goalkeeper Stole Dimitrievski.
Havertz in any case opened the scoring simply after the spoil, slotting into an empty internet after a lightning counter-attack.
Werner doubled the lead with a pointy volley on 70 mins, ahead of curling a 3rd into the ground nook a couple of mins later.
Seven mins from time and in a while after approaching to interchange Werner, Musiala fired a low shot previous Dimitrievski.
The purpose made him Germany’s youngest scorer since 1910 at simply 18 years and 227 days.
“Jamal may be very cool in entrance of purpose for a participant his age,” stated Flick.