The German national team started the EM 2021 with a defeat.
They were stronger against France than many expected - including Toni Kroos.
Munich - You can call it “typically German”.
Envy, resentment, lack of appreciation.
As Jerome Boateng once said: "When the players here have jewelry or a cool car, you are immediately jealous in Germany."
This is not the case in many other countries in the world.
Successful athletes there, whom we certainly have in Germany, are almost saints.
Of course, one can also question whether this is the right way to go.
Incidentally, this “problem” is not limited to football.
Tennis star Alexander Zverev recently won the Masters in Madrid.
At the press conference that followed, he was not asked a single question in German.
He commented: “None?
I just won a Masters and there are no questions in German?
Oh my God!
As you can see, the Germans really don't care. "
EM 2021: Toni Kroos with a strong performance in the DFB jersey - fans still rage
Envy, resentment, lack of appreciation: terms that Toni Kroos * also often oppose. And mainly here, in his German homeland. The latest example: The 0: 1 bankruptcy of the DFB at the European Championship opener against France. The world champion, four-time Champions League winners, champions and cup winners in Spain and Germany (yes, he actually won all of these trophies and was always involved) delivered a more than decent EM * game against the French on June 15 from. Kroos was poisonous in the duels, wanted to usurp the game, dictated the German efforts against the best national team in the world.
One scene is particularly celebrated on Twitter: Toni Kroos chases the ball from his opponent Paul Pogba deep in the German half.
The German puller won a noticeable number of duels, especially in the first half, and was also one of the best DFB * players over the 90 minutes.
People using that pogba and Kroos picture saying Kroos was shown levels like this didn't happen 5 seconds later😭🔥 pic.twitter.com/haPHAFSTwW
- TSITSIPAS STAN🇩🇪 (@KaizerKroos) June 15, 2021
Toni Kroos: DFB star is celebrated all over the world - just not in his German homeland
The short clip went around the world, fans from all over the world celebrated Kroos for his performance. The users come from South Africa, India, Guatemala, Portugal, Spain, Ghana, Belgium, even France. The list is endless. Occasionally, of course, German supporters mix with it. But many of those who were supposed to keep up with their own national team once again only had mockery on Twitter for one of the most successful German footballers of all time - who is also seen as this player everywhere, just not in his home country. “Querpasstoni is back in top form today”, “Biggest unsympathetic in German football”, “No depth, no ideas. Only ball attachments, as if you were leading 5: 0 ”or“ Kroos was the personified fearful ball brake ”can be read on Twitter, for example, without having to search for it long.
Envy, resentment, lack of appreciation - “Querpasstoni” will probably need a fantastic free-kick goal in the last minute on Saturday to save the entire nation. Mr Kroos, we would wish you so. But then the ball would probably not hit the angle precisely enough for the common German soccer fan. We can see it coming.
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