“Everyone saw that”: Effenberg criticized Neuer sharply and advised him to resign
Created: 03.12.2022, 18:48
By: Patrick Mayer
Goalkeeper of FC Bayern and in the DFB team: Manuel Neuer.
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The processing of Germany's World Cup disaster in Qatar is ongoing.
Stefan Effenberg is now shaking the position of Bayern star Manuel Neuer.
Munich/Frankfurt am Main – Germany and the disastrous end at the 2022 World Cup. The shock in the football nation runs deep and more and more former players and current experts are speaking up.
German national team: After the World Cup, there was formal criticism
Recent example: Kevin Kuranyi, who heavily criticized the DFB team.
"Players who show character were missing," said the Swabian of the
German Press Agency (dpa)
: "Oliver Kahn or Michael Ballack would have gotten loud.
It would have rattled with such players under pressure.”
Stefan Effenberg, however, demands comprehensive consequences after the recent World Cup disaster.
"There can't and mustn't be a 'keep it up'," wrote the former national soccer player in his column on the news portal
Specifically, Effenberg demands personnel changes in the team and a change in the German goal.
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Thomas Müller has already indicated his resignation, explained the former Bayern Munich professional.
"Something has to happen.
And you also have to think about the future of Ilkay Gündogan or Manuel Neuer," said Effenberg.
Captain Neuer was "not happy with one or the other goal", "everyone saw that".
However, Effenberg is "clearly of the opinion" that Hansi Flick "must remain" national coach.
However, it would be "good to make some changes in your inner circle on the coaching staff to bring in a new dynamic and maybe a different perspective," he argued.
Former FC Bayern player: Stefan Effenberg.
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The four-time world champion was eliminated from the tournament in the emirate (November 20 to December 18) after the preliminary round - for the second time in a row after 2018. The DFB team had started against Japan after a poor performance 1: 2 (1: 0 ) lost.
This was followed by a significant increase in performance and a 1-1 (0-0) against Spain.
Finally, the German selection defeated Costa Rica 4:2 (1:0) in the final group game after a hectic performance.
Ultimately, that wasn't enough for the World Cup round of 16, because Japan also won 2-1 (0-1) against the Spaniards.
Bayern's Müller (33 years old) hinted at his retirement from the national team in a TV interview after leaving.
The 36-year-old Neuer, on the other hand, ruled out resigning in Qatar.