If you find yourself thought of one of many few optimistic individuals throughout the Bavarian Soccer Works employees and you’ll’t even muster any good ideas after Germany’s completely horrific 2-1 loss to Japan, it isn’t a great feeling.
Germany lacked power, creativity, urgency, and — at instances — focus in dropping a 2-1 defeat to Japan.
It was a completely disappointing match on each stage.
For a lot of (together with me), the appointment of Hansi Flick was going to vary the mindset and tradition of a crew that had been uninterested by Joachim Löw’s emotional flatline.
Now what…who’s guilty? The brand new coach? Certain, Flick does should take warmth for — maybe — not placing out the absolute best unit or making the very best subs. It goes deeper than simply poking on the supervisor, although.
This group of gamers…they should settle for accountability for, properly, every thing.
The coach just isn’t on the market enjoying in a lackadaisical method with little or no power. The coach just isn’t losing good scoring possibilities or forcing pointless photographs. The coach just isn’t shedding give attention to the backline or failing to seek out artistic methods to beat Japan via the center or up the wings.
International locations are at all times in search of their “Golden Era”, however this group of German performs extra just like the “Golden Bathe Era” given how they’ve pissed away the final two World Cups.
Okay, so perhaps Germany — technically — isn’t fairly achieved simply but, however it would need assistance to advance (perhaps a number of it). Not solely will the Germans should defeat Spain and Costa Rica, however they’ll want Japan to additionally beat Spain (seemingly not occurring) to have a transparent pathway ahead.
The whole lot else…will get very difficult.
If you happen to have been the kind of person who fancies playing, selecting Germany to maneuver on wouldn’t be thought of a “gimme” by any stretch.
Can Flick discover a approach sprinkle some magic mud on this squad to remedy every thing that ails them? It positive doesn’t look good, however stranger issues have occurred.
Possibly…simply perhaps…the previous Bayern Munich boss can discover a solution to extract the very best from this squad earlier than it’s too late.
See, there goes that optimism creeping again in another time…
Keen on a extra in-depth (and depressing) evaluate of the sport and what went flawed? Then why not try our postgame podcast? We speak about Flick’s choices, underperforming gamers, tactical points, and extra! Hearken to it under or on Spotify.
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