Despite the qualifications of the EM: Maue's mood around the national team becomes more striking
The DFB team participates in the qualifying match for the European Championship against Belarus, but remains a team that does not know exactly where and what it stands for – and where it can go in 2020. The atmosphere that reigns in the environment is more and more obvious.
Anyone who thinks they have overcome the worst, when the DFB has created the glorious idea of a new goal jingle for the national team, may need to reconsider its opinion.
For twelve years, since the 2006 World Cup, Oliver Pocher had sounded the republic of football. Recently, Techno and Elektro roar in the halls of the stadium, as well as on Saturday night in Mönchengladbach, which has at least temporarily thawed the freezer atmosphere in uncomfortable temperatures.
Four times, to be exact, in four qualifying matches for the Championship of Europe against Belarus. When it was a fifth time in the arena, nothing had changed regarding the outcome. Techno-Elektro paused: Manuel Neuer shot a penalty, in the end, Germany won 4-0 (1: 0) and booked the ticket for the 2020 tournament,
During the match against the DFB, the fanfare plays
Leon Goretzka, of Sagittarius's second goal (49th minute), then said "no reason to degenerate", could lead him to meet a minimum requirement metstabstabmäßigem – and to interpret the others as an atmospheric image of the general weather situation.
The non-mood in the stands was almost depressing. Out of 46,000 tickets, only 33,164 were abandoned, whole blocks remained empty and, during the first half, they played the fanfare (!) With enthusiasm. It seemed weird, but mostly: artificial and built. Later, the choir is killed.
To a certain extent, such stories symbolize the search for meaning of a national team that does not know exactly where and what it represents in the development of its process; who, however, has a serious eye for realities, after all.
The domination of Kroos restricts Kimmich and Gündogan
The compulsory victory on the number 86 of the FIFA world ranking did not allow any in-depth knowledge. And yet, this match also specified that Germany five and a half years after the rise of the World Cup "was not among the big favorites" of the title of champion of Europe in 2020, as announced his coach Joachim Loew before the kickoff.
"Currently, I am not one of the absolute favorites," confirmed Toni Kroos, head of Belarus, and perhaps the most instructive episode: with the last man absent from Real Madrid as a passport, a Structural and regulatory donor defines the static because Kroos is a magnetized ball. an incomparable domination radiates.
Joshua Kimmich (defensive) and Ilkay Gündogan (offensive) fainted in the circle of duty, forgetting Kimmich's assurance that "it worked quite well". However, Gündogan was able to give little to the DFB team in the presence of Kroos. Here, Löw must find a mediocre midfielder.
What Goretzka "did not like at all"
Otherwise, the rounds of discussion in the Gladbacher stadium barely turned around the positive (Goretzka and Kimmich recapitulated a "decent", Löw a "good" appearance) as allowing to deliberately pierce fingers in wounds. The fact that Eastern Europeans have managed three important occasions and even provoked a penalty particularly upset Goretzka.
"Personally, I did not like the number of times the opponent came to our goal in the second half," said the Munich resident. "As a collective, we shrank and became reckless."
Julian Brandt is excused for the traps of the unconscious: "If you lead 3: 0, the concentration is sometimes not 100% there." Kimmich did not hear Brandt speak, but denied these words when he entered the same place two minutes later: "We need to be more consistent and choose an opponent over 90 minutes, even at 3: 0. "
Against Northern Ireland about the group's victory
Alongside Goretzka, Matthias Ginter (41) and Kroos (55) met, then Neuer won the duel eleven meters before an elegant Kroos field scored the last point (83). However, Ginter's goal could not have been counted offside and Kroos' first goal because of a passive offside, Timo Werner, can not count.
"We've given too much of a chance to the other, which we could have avoided thanks to a better counter-hurdle," said Ginter, involved in Gladbacher in Gladbach in three hits, which prompted the press to joke: he, the defensive leader, was clear Best Offensive Player of Germany.
Well then. On Tuesday, it's against Northern Ireland for the group's win. Frankfurt looks forward to the fanfare.
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