The 3: 3 against Turkey was not only a disappointment for national coach Joachim Löw. Several 1990 world champions also spoke – and counted the national team.
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The playful victory of the national football team against Turkey on Wednesday (3: 3) has attracted prominent critics. World champions Lothar Matthäus and Jürgen Kohler, who won the title together in 1990, had a tough time with the selection of the German Football Association (DFB) and national coach Joachim Löw.
“That leads to an alienation”
“Again, Jogi Löw’s tactical mistakes cost him the substitution. I am amazed to see that many players like Nico Schulz are sitting on the bench for Germany in their clubs”, said Matthäus of “Bild” – Krant: “This is exactly why nobody in Germany turns on the television. “
For Kohler, the problems are complex. The 55-year-old explained the national team’s diminished status in the “Kicker” with an “oversaturation” and a “social change”. “Economic hardship and short work here, extremely high salaries and transfer fees there. This leads to alienation between football and fans,” Kohler said. “News like that about a tax attack on the DFB doesn’t necessarily improve the situation in this situation.”
The raid at the DFB caused a sensation on the day of the international match. (Source: Jan Huebner / image images)
The long wait for the victory
Kohler demands from the national team that they win fans back “with enthusiasm, dedication and passion”: “In the end, however, I often had the impression that the games were just splashing around, watching was often not fun.”
The DFB team has been waiting for more than 300 days for a victory after the draw against Turkey. As recently as in the Nations League against Spain and Switzerland (both 1-1), the German team carelessly awarded a success despite leading three times.