Germany coach Hansi Flick says group weren’t distracted by protests throughout defeat to Japan

Hansi Flick has denied that Germany’s pre-match protest and authorized motion towards FIFA had been a distraction after the Germans’ shock 2-1 collapse to Japan in Wednesday’s World Cup opener.

“No, we cannot use excuses,” mentioned Flick when requested if his gamers had misplaced focus after the talk over the “OneLove” rainbow bracelet dominated the match build-up. “It could be too straightforward for us.”

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