Nine months after organizing the European Cup. Germany The Japanese national team lost to Japan, 4-1, on Saturday, in a friendly match WolfsburgIt was their fourth defeat in five matches, a series that left their coach in a delicate position Hansi Flick.
Flick was appointed in 2021 to succeed Joachim Low at the helm of the German Football Association, and has already suffered group stage elimination for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.
His team will play in three days against France Dortmund, A high-altitude clash against a world runner-up who might leave Click On a tightrope.
The boos and whistles from the fans are getting louder and louder At the end of every match for Germany in recent months, a situation that was repeated in Wolfsburg, where a portion of the fans did not wait until the end of the duel to leave the field.
beaten by Belgium (3-2), Poland (1-0), Colombia (2-0) And now JapanOnly Germany beat Peru (2-0) since its defeat in the first round of the last World Cup.
A balance that will be difficult to improve on Tuesday Westfalenstadion Against a French team that achieved five victories without conceding a goal in five qualifying matches European Cup.
This Saturday Germany He once again showed his great defensive vulnerabilities in the first half against the “Samurai Blue”, who precipitated defeat in Qatar with a 2-1 win in the group stage.
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Two goals for Japan came from their right side, where the German left-back was Niko Schlotterbeck It was clearly surpassed before Yukinari Sagawara And Junya Ito.
Sagawara He made a ‘suit’ for Schlotterbeck to serve Eto’o, who beat Antonio Rudiger to open the scoring in the 11th minute.
After a quarter of an hour of play, sirens could already be heard from the Volkswagen Arena crowd, however Leroy Sane He managed to equalize on the 19th, concluding a beautiful work in which the leaders participated Ilkay Gundogan And Joshua Kimmich.
Only three minutes later, a new attack from the right side headed into Ayase Ueda’s goal, missing the goalkeeper. Marc-Andre ter Stegen.
Archer Barcelona He avoided scoring the third Japanese goal on several occasions, but he could not do anything on a counterattack at the end of the match that was concluded by Takuma Asano, who is already Germany’s top scorer in the World Cup. The fourth was signed Oh Tanaka.
under pressure, Click He tried to innovate by placing Kimmich on the right side of the defence, with a greater attacking role in the possession phases. He also gave the bracelet to Gundoganbut Germany He missed a leader on the field.
Nine months before Euro 2024 (June 14 – July 14), position Click It is very unstable, although the DFB is usually patient with its limiters.
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