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DFB-Elf meets Portugal: Ballack calls for a new system - Effenberg names "the biggest problem of German football"


The German national team has put the European Championship opener in the sand. The trend reversal should now succeed against Portugal. All information about the EM day.

The German national team has put the European Championship opener in the sand.

The trend reversal should now succeed against Portugal.

All information about the EM day.

Volland firmly convinced that the DFB-Elf will reach the last sixteen

11:37 am:

For Stefan Effenberg, the lack of world-class center-


is the "biggest problem of German football". He called on


that more real center forward be trained again. You need players like the record scorer Miroslav Klose or the numerous top strikers like in the nineties. "In my eyes, the lesson from this tournament can only be that we have to talk about center forwards in German football - and think about how we can train them," said Effenberg, referring to the current European championship. The German Football Association and the clubs would have to work on it.

In the opinion of the European Championship runner-up from 1992, the concentration on the so-called false nine - strikers who play both in attack and in midfield - was a mistake.

"Obviously, this has been exaggerated," judged Effenberg and concluded: "Finding someone or training someone there will be the greatest task for Hansi Flick as Joachim Löw's successor."

11.21 a.m.:

Kevin Volland is convinced that the German national soccer team has made it to the



"We will definitely have a good game against the Portuguese and then progress to a round", he said before the duel with the defending champion in the Munich football arena (6:00 pm / ARD and MagentaTV) in an interview with

Mannheimer Morgen


The team dealt with the defeat against France (0: 1) "very professionally".

“We were annoyed, but we are all focused on the Portugal game again and in a good mood.

We have a good atmosphere and a great team spirit, ”emphasized the 28-year-old.

Ballack calls for a more offensive alignment of the DFB-Elf

10:04 a.m.:

Former captain Michael Ballack has spoken out in favor of an offensive orientation of the German national soccer team in the second EM group game against Portugal and personnel changes. “We need a top mentality. And I say that we need a different line-up - then I trust the team to win, ”said the 44-year-old in an interview with


before the game on Saturday (6:00 pm / ARD and Magenta TV) in Munich. “I just want more offensive power and more courage. The team has already announced that. We can't be afraid of Portugal despite the defeat at the beginning. "

The selection of the German Football Association lost 1-0 to world champions France at the start of the tournament and is already under pressure in the duel with European champions Portugal.

National coach Joachim Löw has different tactical variants in mind, said Ballack.

“This also includes the system with a back four in defense and an offensive row of three with two wingers.” Even after falling behind against France, Germany should have risked more, said the former midfielder, “there might have been a system change”.

Werner: France game "didn't throw us off track"

News from June 19, 8:30 a.m .:

Timo Werner is firmly convinced of the turnaround in the European Championship for the German national soccer team.

"The game didn't throw us off track," said the striker on


about the tournament false start against world champions France.

The 0: 1 against "strong French" was rather "a bit unfortunate".

Before the second group match against defending champions Portugal (6:00 pm / ARD and MagentaTV) "we kept the mood very good," said Werner and added: "We don't need to bury our heads in the sand."

The attacker from Champions League winner Chelsea expects a clear increase from the German offensive. "It is our incentive to create more and better chances and to dominate the game," said the 25-year-old.

Source: merkur

All sports articles on 2021-06-23

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