Thu 22 September 2022 | 17:44

Flick warns Germany players about growing Covid ahead of World Cup

Germany had Goretzka and Neuer ruled out for positive tests for their Nation League games as Flick warned his players about socializing ahead of the World Cup


will be without two of their key players against Hungary and England this week as

Leon Goretzka

and captain

Manuel Neuer

tested positive for COVID-19. The duo reportedly got the virus from their visit as members of the Bayern Munich squad to the last weekend's Oktoberfest celebrations.

With the

Qatar 2022 World Cup

coming up in November,

Hansi Flick

warns his players off socializing as he wants everyone available. He told his Thursday press conference:

"This can also affect us in Qatar.

"We have to react to it and deal with the situation as best we can.

"It's not quite as easy as [saying] you should behave. We in the coaching team are also on the road a lot. Such cases are always annoying, but it's also become a normal situation.


"With a normal flu you also miss out. Covid is of course a bit more aggressive. Of course you have to reduce your contacts a little before the World Cup and consider, should I go there or not.

"You're on the road a lot. Life should also go on. We have to see that we keep it under control. But a certain normality with common sense, I think, is the right way."

The Germany boss also revealed Barcelona’s

Marc-Andre ter Stegen

will replace their captain at goal:

"I don't need to keep a secret about the goalkeeper position, Marc will be in goal.”



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