Germany boss Hansi Flick spotted in London watching Premier League options

Graeme Bailey
Hansi Flick checking out his Premier League options
Hansi Flick checking out his Premier League options / Markus Gilliar/Getty Images

German national team coach Hansi Flick attended three Premier League games in London at the weekend as he prepares to name his squad for the forthcoming World Cup qualifiers.

Flick's men are due to face Romania and North Macedonia at the start of October and he took the opportunity to check on a few players over the weekend.

Accompanied by his assistant Danny Rohl, former number two to Ralph Hasenhuttl at Southampton, Flick attended Chelsea vs Manchester City, Brentford vs Liverpool and Arsenal vs Tottenham.

The main point of interest for Flick would seemingly have been at Stamford Bridge where he was able to see three of his main stars in action as Antonio Rudiger, Timo Werner and Kai Havertz all featured for Chelsea in their defeat to City.

There was only one player who Flick could have watched in the north London derby, but goalkeeper Bernd Leno lost his place in the Arsenal side to Aaron Ramsdale a couple of weeks ago and did not feature in their 3-1 win over Tottenham.

Brentford's highly entertaining 3-3 draw with Liverpool may have had the biggest impact in terms of his selection, with Bees midfielder Vitaly Janelt looking for his maiden call-up.

Flick and his staff have been looking at Janelt for a while, as we revealed in our exclusive interviewwith Brentford's director of recruitment Lee Dykes.

And former Bochum man Janelt did himself no harm whatsoever, forcing a header over the line to make it 2-2 as Brentford eventually claimed a famous point.

Speaking after the game Janelt admitted that he was having a great time, playing week in, week out in the Premier League.

"I can’t believe it. You heard all the fans, it was my first Premier League goal and I’m proud of me," Janelt admitted to Sky Sports. “We draw 3-3 against Liverpool, it’s what we dream for as kids."