Rüdiger receives criticism from all over the world: Even Hamann rages about a strange action – "Unprofessional and arrogant"
Created: 11/24/2022, 11:32 am
By: Marius Epp
When Germany was still leading against Japan, a strange action by Antonio Rüdiger surprised us.
Now he is being criticized for it - also internationally.
Ar-Rayyan – This is not how Hansi Flick imagined the start of the 2022 World Cup.
After the defeat against Japan, the national coach gets his fat off, among other things, through the harsh words of Lothar Matthäus.
But the players also have to take a lot of criticism, sometimes even from their own ranks.
Born: March 3, 1993 (age 29), Berlin
Club: Real Madrid
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While Nico Schlotterbeck and Niklas Süle in particular got caught in the crossfire after the bankruptcy, Antonio Rüdiger was the only stable defender for long stretches.
Despite his good performance, Rüdiger also faces criticism - from all over the world.
The reason is the following, somewhat strange action: In the 64th minute, the 29-year-old was forced into a running duel with Takuma Asano.
Rüdiger was faster and passed the Japanese confidently.
In the last few meters of the sprint, Rüdiger suddenly raised his knees conspicuously in the air, as if imitating a stork.
The final Japanese offensive left Antonio Rüdiger speechless.
World Cup 2022: Hamann reprimands Rüdiger - "Unprofessional and arrogant"
Then the German grinned widely and looked in Asano's direction several times.
As if he wanted to say: 'You don't have a chance today'.
During the game, many fans were amused by the scene on Twitter.
The DFB's social media department also found the clip funny enough to share it on Twitter.
Much to the displeasure of ex-national player Didi Hamann, who immediately commented on the post.
"It's a shame you're still posting that.
Humiliating the opponent has never been part of the spirit of the game," the Sky expert said, adding: "Today only one of the two players is laughing - and that's not Rüdiger.
Unprofessional and arrogant.”
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After the DFB defeat, the clip made its rounds on the Internet, and numerous international users took the same line.
"The moment Antonio Rüdiger made fun of Japan, Germany lost the game," wrote a Japanese user.
"It was a disrespectful run.
It's good that you were punished, Rüdiger!" An English-speaking fan expressed glee.
Many just enjoyed themselves.
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According to a Brazilian fan, the German lacks "respect and professionalism".
Japan gave the Germans a lesson.
Rüdiger has shown his "stork run" a few times before, in a
interview he once explained: "I do it because I think I'm faster that way.
If people find that amusing, I like to laugh with them.” If the Germans don't succeed in turning the tide against Spain, Rüdiger has less to laugh about.
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