Ilkay Gündogan has given an emotional farewell to Hansi Flick in an Instagram post.
|Ilkay Gündogan, Germany
|Photo: Steffen Prößdorf, CC BY-SA 4.0
"Thank you for the time together, the mutual appreciation and the cooperation, Hansi," wrote Gündogan, who was named Germany captain shortly before the 4-1 loss to Japan in what turned out to be Flick's final game in charge.
"You are a great person and coach - it is a great pity that we as a team could not repay your great trust in us.
"We will keep trying to learn as a team to come back stronger for a successful home European Championship 2024 - also for you! I wish you all the best for the future," stated Gündogan.