Germany, set to host Euro 2024, is determined to rekindle enthusiasm among its fans by securing victories against Japan and France in their upcoming international friendlies, as emphasized by midfielder Kai Havertz.
In the aftermath of their unexpected World Cup group-stage exit in December, the German national team has experienced a downturn, managing only one win in their last five matches. This slump has raised questions about coach Hansi Flick's leadership, with the team's performance in the imminent matches against Japan and the 2022 World Cup finalists, France, gaining paramount importance.
The German squad, renowned as four-time world champions and three-time European champions, has encountered early exits in the last two World Cups. With just three wins in their last 11 international matches, they are resolute in their mission to rewrite their recent history.
Addressing the media at a press conference, Havertz emphasized the profound significance of Euro 2024 taking place on home turf, an exceptional opportunity for players. He stated, "We aim to ignite fervor throughout the nation by securing victories. We do not regard these fixtures against Japan and France as mere friendly encounters; we approach them with utmost seriousness and a determination to bring joy to our fans."
With Euro 2024 a mere nine months away, German fans' patience has worn thin after witnessing early exits in the last three major tournaments, including the 2021 European Championship. Criticism and jeers from fans during recent matches in June have heightened the pressure on the team.
Havertz acknowledged the team's resilience, noting, "We have weathered significant criticism in recent months, sometimes unjustly in my opinion. However, this adversity has only served to fortify our resolve, and we are steadfast in our commitment to securing victories and making our nation proud."
Germany, as the host nation, is exempt from the Euro qualification process. Nevertheless, they are steadfast in their pursuit of regaining the unwavering support of their fans after a period marked by uncertainty and criticism.
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