In the case of Niklas Süle (27), Hansi Flick (58) picked up the phone twice…
As BILD has already reported, Dortmund’s national defender reacted angrily and disappointed to the non-nomination for the three upcoming international matches against Ukraine (June 12), in Poland (June 16) and against Colombia (June 20). The second flick call came from Edin Terzic (40). Flick also explained the background to the BVB trainer: that he expected an increase in performance from Süle in the run-up to the 2024 European Championships at home, that he should push his limits more.
Despite the open communication, the non-consideration was not well received by the Dortmunders. BVB is seething because of Süle!
Internally, according to BILD information, there is a lack of understanding and irritation, and the sporting leadership finds it difficult to understand the waiver of Süle.
The fact is: Dortmund had already increased the proportion of German-speaking players last summer, and deliberately strengthened the BVB block in the national team with the transfers of Süle (free transfer from Bayern) and the nominated Nico Schlotterbeck (23/came from Freiburg for 20 million). Süle is set for the runners-up and made 41 competitive games this season.
Nevertheless, the defender’s fitness is a constant issue. There is also the suspicion that Süle is now being made a pawn for the national coach’s new tough course.
In an interview with the “FAZ”, Flick Süle counted hard: “I think he still leaves a lot. I want him to take a step forward in his attitude, in his mentality. For me, Niki could be one of the best central defenders there is. His potential is huge.”
The home EM for Süle is not yet in acute danger. But the message to him and all other national players is clear: From now on things are getting serious in the direction of the European Championship, negligence is forbidden!
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