The national team has won confidently against Belarus – and prematurely qualified for the European Championship in the coming year. But some players discuss problems afterwards.
Whether in the cabin celebrating the successful qualifications for the European Championship in 2020, Leon Goretzka was asked – and had to think of the right answer for a moment. Then he said that the team had reached an important goal and of course you were happy. That's not very convincing.
A few questions later you can find out the reason. As criticized by Goretzka is Germany's performance in part – despite a convincing 4-0 overall victory against Belarus outrightly.
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The Bayern professional cautioned: "We are playing today against an opponent who has focused fully on defense, so I don't personally like how many times the opponent still appears in front of our goal, we are rather rash because we lead and have died down as a collective."
"Can be happy we play to zero"
In the second half, Belarus came to some conclusions – and a penalty. Robin Koch previously fouled the last person. All situations can tame the strong DFB captain Manuel Neuer, but they have one thing in common: the German team is acting too passively, allowing opponents who are actually weak to give their own penalties – until it becomes dangerous.
Matthias Ginter, who scored 1-0 in the 40th minute for the German team, said: "We made it better in the second half, but we certainly left one or another chance too many chances. We could avoid that with counter-hedge better, and in the end we can be happy that we are playing to zero. "
Kroos and Low are extremely satisfied
Leon Goretzka had scored after Toni Kroos's corner after the restart of 2: 0. Then the extraordinary Kroos met twice even – and were basically satisfied. The Real-Star said, "There is still some experience missing, but we are getting better and better in certain processes."
Thus the coach's comment: "I am very satisfied. The team has made a good game." Change, young team, they have done it well. "That some players seem so ambitious that they think even after a significant victory to be improved, they should be happy. This can be very helpful in terms of the European Championships.
On Tuesday (at 20.45) the last qualifier against Northern Ireland is still for the group win. At present, the German team has two points ahead of the Netherlands, who could not get past a goalless draw against the people of northern Ireland on Saturday night.
As the group winners, the DFB team will probably come in Lostopf 1 and will therefore avoid the best qualifying team in the European Championship preliminaries. Possible opponents will still be the two finalists of the World Cup France and Croatia after the current country.