There was a conflict in the German national team during the performance at the 2022 World Cup, according to Sport Bild. According to the source, the national team was divided into two camps: Bayern players - in one, and everyone else - in the other.
The discord in the team began with the fact that certain players accused the head coach of the German national team Hans-Dieter Flick of a special attitude towards the representatives of the team from Bayern. As a result, Flick was never able to win the favor of the entire team.
In addition, there was no unity in the German national team regarding the action with closed mouths before the match of the 1st round of the 2022 World Cup group stage with Japan (1:2).
Finally, in the course of the same game with the Japanese, many players of the German national team did not understand Flick's decision to replace Gundogan with Goretska. Later, inside the team, this step of the coach was called a "replacement for harmony", in favor of Goretzka.
Recall that at the 2022 World Cup, the German national team failed to qualify from the group, losing the fight for first and second places to Japan and Spain, respectively.