The chariots are rusty. German soccer has been reduced to a neighborhood drum.
Germany suffered a 2-3 reverse against Turkiye in a friendly at the Olympiastadion in Berlin on September 19. Germany’s recent form has been extremely poor, with two wins, two draws, and six losses in their last 10 A matches. That includes a shock 1-4 loss to Japan. That’s a neighborhood drum.
It’s not like they’re missing key players. Kai Harberts, Leroy Sane, Ilkay Gundogan, Joshua Kimmich, Rudiger, and Julian Brandt were all in the lineup. Haberts opened the scoring in the fifth minute of the first half and it looked like Germany would have an easy time of it.
However, Germany conceded a 38th-minute equalizer to Cardioglu, and then an equalizer to Idiz in first-half stoppage time. Germany fought back with a goal from Fulkruk four minutes into the second half. But a 26th-minute penalty from Thiele sealed the deal.
This wasn’t just a friendly loss. Germany fired national team coach Jupp Heynckes after the 1-4 loss to Japan in September. The choice was Julian Nagelsmann, 36, a “young coach” from Munich, who won his debut 3-1 against the United States on October 15. Germany drew 2-2 with Mexico on October 18 to remain unbeaten.
However, the hopeful Nagelsmann suffered his first defeat against Turkiye. Germany continues its friendly campaign against Austria on Oct. 22.
Germany will host Euro2024 Germany next year. Germany is tied with Spain for the most wins with three. However, the last time Germany won the tournament was in 1996. 보스토토
The Germans will be looking to become the most decorated European champions at home. It’s all about restoring the family name. But at the rate they’re playing, it’s unlikely they’ll be able to avoid another embarrassment. Nagelsmann alone is under immense pressure.