The boss in Bavaria joked that his assistant, Germany’s all-time leading scorer Miroslav Klose, could be called back into action.
Joachim Low has lined up with Chelsea forward Timo Werner and Bayern star Serge Gnabry were up front in their recent match against the Nations League Ukraine and Switzerland. Meanwhile, they have few options to fill at left-back and should be called up RB Leipzig central defender Lukas Klostermann takes up the position on the right.
Flick, a former Germany assistant coach and sporting director at the German Football Association (DFB), said it was up to country clubs to ensure Die Mannschaft had enough top-class players in every position, but admitted that was not a new problem.
“We have to create strikers and full-backs in the Bundesliga. “We have to handle a lot of things in all German football,” he told reporters.
“For example, I don’t see a real central striker in the German market at the moment. We have Serge Gnabry and Timo Werner, but they are not at all the central strikers we usually know.
“We are a Bundesliga club to train players who will then play in the national team. We have to make sure we create strikers and full-backs, that’s our job. It was a big topic when I was sporting director. “
The 55-year-old joked that the striker situation could get really bad. Low must bring Germany’s all-time leading scorer Miroslav Klose – currently Flick’s assistant at Bayern – back into action.
“I have one here. If he trained for six weeks, he, Miro Klose, would probably play again. But I myself need him here, “he said.
Flick also jumped into the defense of his former boss, who faced criticism following a 3-3 draw against Switzerland.
“I think the criticism is greatly exaggerated. Jogi has done a sensational job as a national coach, he said.
“When things don’t go well, many haven’t had the ball for 25 or 30 years.
“This type of criticism may be well received in the media, but it doesn’t help us. We have to stay objective and work together for the future of German football. “