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Klinsmann: Germany players are facing a media hurricane

Germany legend Jurgen Klinsmann says everything must be questioned after their World Cup elimination.

The former Tottenham and Bayern Munich striker believes the players are behind Germany coach Hansi Flick.

He told BBC Sport: "I don't know, I know people at the FA, I know Hansi Flick well and I see a team that from an attitude and energy point of view they gave everything today, they shocked themselves that Costa Rica came back - they've always been dangerous at counter-breaks and then from being 2-1 down, turned it around again - and they could have scored a couple of more goals.

"You can imagine similar to England, if England leave in the group stage, what the media will do in England, similar to this in Germany, it's gonna be a hurricane coming out there - already is.

"There's a lot to think about, a lot to discuss, a lot to analyse. And they know they have one and a half years to prepare for the Euros, which they host in 2024. And maybe that's actually a good thing. Maybe it helps you to kind of re-focus quicker than, if it was a longer period of time.

"I think there's a lot of talent in that squad a lot of our talent, they haven't found their high years yet, like you saw in some of the opponents, that are able to get into sixth or seventh gear and Germany hasn't gotten there yet. But they have amazing potential, and we have one wonder child, there's no doubt about it, that comes out as even if they go out in the group phase, but comes out as a winner in terms of performances is Musiala - Jamal is an exceptional, exceptional player.

"And in a certain way it's not fair to him that he had to go through this experience now that almost the entire team relied on him. It's not fair to him. So I hope that he's not getting any knock from that, because he was outstanding, is full of creativity and, and drive. So I hope that it doesn't stay too long with him because it's the timing he's in the middle of the season, I hope that after a little break, he gets back into his rhythm with his club team. And stays positive, because there is a lot of talent, they can build things fairly quick, towards the Euros.

"But the next couple of days will be very, very harsh and difficult because it's pretty much the third disappointment in a row. You had the catastrophe in Russia, you had a disappointment with England in the round of 16. But the people forgive you that because it's England, because it was at Wembley, they just met too early in that tournament. But this is now another shock for German football and I hope that the players stay strong. And after some time reflecting on things that they come out even stronger."



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