The troubles for the German football team have continued to pile up as they lost another match, this time a friendly against Japan. The Germans never looked in control of the game despite the 19th-minute equalizer by Leroy Sane. The Japanese continued to pile up goals at will and sealed the game 4-1. This has led to increased pressure on coach Hansi Flick, which has led to his sacking from the position of coach of the German team. 

Germany, who will host the Euros the following year, has been out of form since their dreadful World Cup group stage loss in December, winning just one of their previous six games. Due to the strain, the Flick made unexpected selection decisions. Goretzka of Bayern Munich, who has 53 caps, and Werner of RB Leipzig were not on Flick's roster, and David Raum and Thilo Kehrer were two more notable omissions who failed to make the squad for the friendlies.

 Bernd Neuendorf, President of the German Football Association, said in a statement, “The committees agreed that the Men's Senior National Team needs new impetus after the recent disappointing results. We need a spirit of optimism and confidence in our own country.” 

“For me personally, it is one of the most difficult decisions of my time in office so far. I appreciate Hansi Flick and his assistant coaches as football experts and people. But sporting success is the top priority for the DFB. So the decision was inevitable,” Neuendorf added further.

Flick, who took over as manager of Bayern Munich in 2021, oversaw the team's treble-winning season in 2020, which included winning the Bundesliga championship, the German Cup, and the Champions League.

Flick had made it through a terrible World Cup in which Germany was eliminated in the group stage, but since then, things have not gotten any better as they have failed to win five of their games. On Sunday, the former head coach of Bayern Munich participated in training before being fired.