In contrast to other national teams, the DFB team goes into the World Cup with a mixed record. Parallels to 2018 are recognizable – but this time there are many indications that the national coach is hoping with a system.
The national coach asked for understanding after the game. Some players said Hansi Flick after the very tough 1:0 against Oman, didn’t go into the tackles like that, also for fear of getting injured. And who can blame them, everyone noticed what happened to Timo Werner or Sadio Mané. In general, the history of major tournaments is full of unfortunate people who just twisted their ankles and then missed the high point of their career. You don’t want to belong there.