Freiburg goalkeeper duel with Kronenberg in Holland

DThis constellation is unusual and even animated Hansi Flick for joking. When the national football team on Tuesday (8:45 p.m. in FAZ live ticker for the national football team and in the ARD) meets the Netherlands in Amsterdam, the German goalkeeping coach is the club coach of the Oranje keeper. In everyday Bundesliga life, Andreas Kronenberg trains Mark Flekken at SC Freiburg, who is making his second international appearance for Elftal against the DFB selection.

“We put all the strikers in his room with him and he spoke really intensively to the strikers over the last three days and he told them where there were any chances of overcoming Flekken,” joked Flick at the press conference on Monday .

Kronenberg had the job as goalkeeping coach for the national team last summer as the successor to Andreas Koepke taken over by Flick on request. Until the end of the season, however, he will also remain coach of the goalkeepers in Freiburg. “Andi is an absolute expert in the field of goalkeeper training. He trained a lot,” said Flick about the 47-year-old Kronenberg.

Stains like van der Sar

The 28-year-old Flekken made his debut in the Elftal on Saturday in the 4:2 win against Denmark given. When the Danes made it 1-1 by Jannik Vestergaard, the Freiburg goalkeeper didn’t look too happy because he hesitated to run out. Overall, Flekken was able to do it with his first international match but be satisfied.

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