Germany thumped Armenia 6-0 in Stuttgart in World Cup qualifying. That made it two wins from two under new manager Hansi Flick.
Serge Gnabry got Germany off to a flying start with two goals in the first 15 minutes before Marco Reus and Timo Werner took the scoreline to 4-0 before the interval, the latter netting his second in as many international games.
Jonas Hofmann had performed impressively in a full back role for Flick and was rewarded with a goal before two of the great young hopes of German football combined for the sixth in added time, Florian Wirtz giving the ball to Karim Adeyemi, darting on for the pass back to him before teeing up the Red Bull Salzburg striker for a goal on his international debut.
Afterwards, the German manager speaking to RTL felt that Germnany could have scored more goals from his side had the finishing been a bit better.
“They defended well. We would have liked to have scored a few more goals. We created chances, but we cannot take it for granted that we will score goals. We have to work on that. We have to try to keep up the pace and to force the opponent to make mistakes.”
“I see things positively, ultimately we won the game. Every beginning is not always easy. We want to play differently against Armenia on Sunday. We have to score more goals,” he stressed.
“It took us too long to score the first goal, but it’s also a process. This first game will not cause any uncertainties for me. We have a long way to go and we’ll go through it together,”