Germany boss Hansi Flick has urged his players to produce a reaction against England on Monday after a shock 1-0 home defeat by Hungary in the Nations League on Friday.

The four-time world champions sit in third place in their League A group after Adam Szalai settled the game with a brilliant backheel.

But with the focus firmly on World Cup preparations, Flick admitted the result was a “wake-up call” with the Qatar tournament looming.

“The team just got a wake-up call,” Flick said.

“The first half was very bad. We were not active and without any confidence. The second half was good but we had far too few chances to score.

“It is better to be frustrated to lose today and not top the Nations League group … at this moment in time, it is better now than at the World Cup.

“It is also a personal motivation for everyone to give it all (against England) on Monday and put in the work in the next six weeks to add these few percentage points that we need to add.

“The defeat opened our eyes.”