Sun 26 March 2023 | 9:09

Flick tips Niclas Fullkrug to pull Germany forward

Scoring twice in his first Germany Start, Fullkrug has now scored five goals in five games for his country. Flick tips him to pull the team forward.

Niclas Fullkrug scored both of the goals in Germany's 2-0 friendly victory over Peru in the Euro 2024 hosts' opening match of 2023. He also became the first Werder Bremen player to start for Germany since Serge Gnabry in 2016.

Germany's boss Hansi Flick told

Sky Sports


"Niclas is a player who is special, he is very confident, he wants to win and can pull the team along. He also gives the team a lot of positive energy."

"There were a few situations that I wasn’t happy with today.

"If we play forward, we have to have a certain seriousness about it.

"Niclas has also had one or two situations where he can be better, but he's still there for goals and he scored them."

Despite a disappointing World Cup, Germany are on a 13-game unbeaten run in friendlies, equalling their record between 1994 and 1996.

"I think you could see that the team played with a lot of dynamism, especially when it came to attacking,"

Flick said.

"A lot of things were good, but not yet at 100 per cent, although you couldn't expect because we didn't train very much.

"The team has never played together in this formation, but there were still a few situations that we played out well, where the last pass was missing.

"We scored two nice goals and kept a clean sheet, which was a focus for us this week."



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