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By Rune Gjerulff@runegjerulff

Hansi Flick insists he's "the right coach" for Germany despite new setback

Hansi Flick has responded to suggestions that his time as Germany coach could be coming to an end.
Pressure is mounting on Germany coach Hansi Flick, who was already under fire before tonight's humiliating 1-4 loss to Japan.

But Flick himself insists he's still the right man to take the team forward.

"We and the coaching staff are trying everything. I think we are doing well and I am the right coach," Flick said in an interview after the defeat.

Asked to explain the defeat and the team's problems in general, Flick said:

"We are really disappointed. You have to admit that Japan is a good team. We don't have the tools right now to beat a defense like that. The team tried again and again, then there were individual mistakes, which Japan then exploited and deserved such a big win.

"We were not in a position to beat a team like that. They have the basics down pat. We in German football have to wake up. It's clear that the disappointment is huge. We're disappointed too.

"We have different positions where we need to improve. It doesn't help to point fingers now. We've really been hit over the head. Now we have to shake ourselves up and do better against France."

Flick and Germany face France on Tuesday.

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