Germany manager Hansi Flick warned on Thursday that no member of his starting XI was safe ahead of their crucial weekend clash with Spain after a shock 2-1 loss to Japan.
Defeat against Spain would almost certainly condemn Germany to a second straight group-stage exit — an unthinkable outcome for a nation that had reached at least the semi-finals in every World Cup this century before 2018.
Flick promised to “turn the screws” against a Spanish side fresh from thumping Costa Rica 7-0, after which manager Luis Enrique promised “to play against Germany in the same way”.
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