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Bierhoff:
"Germany should always have the ambition and belief to reach the final"

By Rune Gjerulff   @runegjerulff

When asked about his expectations for the World Cup in Qatar, Germany general manager Oliver Bierhoff says that "when a German national team goes to a tournament, they should always have the ambition and belief to reach the final – and then to go on and win it."
Oliver Bierhoff.
Oliver Bierhoff.Photo: Steffen Prößdorf, CC BY-SA 4.0
Oliver Bierhoff has discussed Germany's expectations for the World Cup in Qatar later this year.


"Our biggest aim is of course to reach the final on 18th December," Germany's general manager told reporters at a press conference yesterday.

"When a German national team goes to a tournament, they should always have the ambition and belief to reach the final – and then to go on and win it," added Bierhoff.

After disappointing at the World Cup in 2018 and at the Euro's last year, Bierhoff believes Germany are working their way back to the top under Hansi Flick.

"We are on the right track. If we win our Nations League group, that would be a statement. Especially if we beat England. I don’t rate Italy as strongly at the moment, but we know that to be different from the past," said Bierhoff.

"In Hansi Flick we have a successful coach who has clear ideas about how to lead a team to success. Our players have improved and got more experienced. There's a serious sense of anger after the last two tournaments, to not allow something like that to happen again. Mentality, squad quality and a top coach make the difference."


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