Hansi Flick straightened excited about the advantages of Thomas Müller, as suddenly his cellphone vibrated. “Now Joshua is calling Kimmich,” said the national coach and laughed, “I write that I’ll call back.”
Whether Kimmich to give him the joyful message from the expected birth of his third child or also wanted to cancel for the classic against the Netherlands on Tuesday (20.45 pm / ARD) in Amsterdam, was initially open. Flick continued his designs with an opponent analysis.
Only as a flick had answered all the questions of journalists, the national coach returned and said, “You can calm down, it’s all quiet.”
In conversation with the ARD radio supplemented Flick: “The offspring is still a bit of waiting, is not so far yet.” He had said Kimmich, he should stay home. “He is of course split, he always wants to make international matches, but that’s the best decision. Here he had no peace of mind.” Football is in these times anyway “minor matter. The birth is much more important.”
Kimmich must therefore fit against Oranje. The Midfield boss had already missed for the start of the World Cup year against Israel because of the upcoming birth (2: 0).
All statements of the press conference can be found here.
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