Sedlaczek cross-examines Bierhoff - ARD moderator celebrated for criticism
Created: 03/12/2022, 06:45
By: Corbinian Kothny
The DFB-Elf has to face criticism after the World Cup.
Oliver Bierhoff sees himself exposed to a cross-examination with Esther Sedlaczek.
– The mood in the mixed zone of the Al-Bayt Stadium at the 2022 World Cup on Thursday evening was like that of a funeral.
After the disappointing first-round elimination, the entire DFB delegation crept away from the scene with their heads bowed.
Joshua Kimmich fought back tears and spoke of the most difficult day of his career.
Thomas Müller indicated his end in the jersey of the national team.
And Oliver Bierhoff didn't have an easy evening either.
Thanks to Esther Sedlaczek!
Born: May 1, 1968 (54 years old) in Karlsruhe
Manager national team
European Champion 1996 as a player
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In addition to the leading players, the officials also answered questions in the difficult hour.
National coach Hansi Flick took on expert Bastian Schweinsteiger and confirmed that he wanted to continue.
Oliver Bierhoff did the same.
The manager of the national team felt "huge disappointment" and "anger" after another early World Cup exit before the cross-examination after the DFB exit really began.
When asked by ARD reporter Esther Sedlaczek who the anger was referring to, Bierhoff explained that everyone was in the same boat and that there was simply not enough at this World Cup.
Esther Sedlaczek put Oliver Bierhoff through the wringer.
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However, Sedlaczek was not put off by this and asked what mistakes Bierhoff himself had made at the World Cup.
The 1996 European champion then defended his work in terms of organization and procedure, but also admitted that the pad issue in particular could be viewed critically.
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After another snappy question about the "One Love" captain's armband, Bierhoff got more and more into defensive mode.
"Do you really think that after three games that took place on the pitch that 'One Love' armband played such a big role?" Bierhoff said, but also conceded that the topic would have been better moderated by him can become.
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The 54-year-old has been criticized for some time.
Above all, Bierhoff is repeatedly blamed for trying to implement the advertising name "The Team" for the DFB-Elf.
Added to this is the lack of sporting success of the national team for three major events.
Reason enough for Sedlaczek Bierhoff to ask the job question.
"Of course I have no arguments after three bad tournaments.
I have to accept that," the managing director then admitted, but noted that he had also achieved success in more than 18 years with the DFB.
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Incidentally, Sedlaczek was celebrated online for her biting appearance, in complete contrast to ARD commentator Gerd Gottlob.
“I have to admit that I seem to have massively underestimated Esther Sedlaczek so far.
Strong interview leadership, persistent, critical, direct - absolutely outstanding performance "was just one of the many comments after the interview with Bierhoff after the World Cup from the DFB-Elf.