Ingolstadt (dpa) – Martina Voss-Tecklenburg is currently experiencing really better days than her national coach colleague Joachim Löw.
While the 2014 World Champion Coach has to fight for his job after the 6-0 debacle in Spain and defend his course at the Presidium, Voss-Tecklenburg’s agenda for the last double in 2020 is: keep the perfect balance and after the ticket for the 2022 European Championship in England to win number seven and eight. The national coach announced a ‘double motto’: you want to ‘play dynamically from zero and win the matches’.
For the home game against Greece next Friday (4 p.m. / ZDF), the women’s national team is currently acting like a flagship of the German Football Association (DFB): six wins, 37-0 goals and a lot of young talent, who will also be in Ingolstadt on Friday. to be. should be used. Voss-Tecklenburg is satisfied with the situation, but does not want mutual comparisons. “We look at ourselves. We have sports duties to fulfill. We are happy to be able to play. We have a lot to do with that,” said the 52-year-old. She has “a regular exchange” with her trainer-colleague Löw.
The two international matches against Ireland on Friday and next Tuesday (6 p.m.) in Dublin could ensure a perfect qualification for the German team. “We are very motivated to leave qualifying with a clean slate if possible,” said striker Turid Knaak. The 29-year-old moved to Atlético Madrid this summer, representing a trend pushing German players to the top international clubs. The qualification level is not seen as “an endurance test”, adds Knaak. Voss-Tecklenburg had already announced that he wanted to rotate in both games in view of the high load and the qualification already achieved.
Unlike Löw, who would have to work quickly for EM next summer if he continued to work, Voss-Tecklenburg has more time. Due to the Corona crisis and the postponed Olympic Games, the DFB women will be excluded in the summer of 2021 and it will take more than a year and a half until the EM. “All in all, it’s about getting as far as possible in what we think about the game and in the development of each individual player, because then we automatically get better as a team,” said the national coach. She added that there is already a solid foundation with six to eight regular players.
Voss-Tecklenburg has been national coach since November 2018, the European Championship in England should end as successfully as possible than the 2019 World Cup, when the quarter-finals ended. Tests against international top teams are planned to stay warm in 2021 even without a major tournament. Norway could be played in April, with a trip to the US planned in June. Provided the corona situation allows such a trip in the summer. “Everyone is happy when they can compete with the best in the world,” said the trainer.