"Surprised by his statement": Goretzka's statement reveals the real atmosphere in the DFB team
Created: 2022-12-07 04:49
By: Patrick Freiwah
The German team seems to have all the trumps in their hands again at the World Cup in Qatar.
Statements after Leon Goretzka's game in Spain suggest the "game changer".
Doha/Munich - "You should be eleven friends," said Franz Beckenbauer.
Nowadays, however, a football team is no longer just about the eleven players who are on the pitch.
The fact that almost all players in the squad are jointly responsible for the sporting success can be seen in the recent resurrection of the German national team at the World Cup in Qatar.
Statements by Leon Goretzka point to serious differences between the unsuccessful opening game against Japan (1:2) and the convincing draw against the Spaniards.
It's about passion, cohesion, motivation and those players who aren't allowed on the pitch from the start.
Goretzka sentence reveals the true mood in the DFB team
The midfield driver indicated that team cohesion was much more pronounced in the second duel and that, in contrast, there was a lack of atmosphere on the substitute bench against Japan.
However, this was decisive in the second World Cup match in Group E.
“What you noticed: we celebrated the duels.
If David Raum scrambled at the back left, then the bank was there, then we were there," Goretzka said in an interview with ZDF after the game.
Even before the World Cup match, the DFB players knew that there would always be phases against Spain where you had to "suffer".
After the game, the FC Bayern professional explained somewhat soberly that sporting success is only possible through unity and that everything should be subordinated to sporting success.
"I hope that everyone realizes that this is the only way it can work - no matter what quality you have in the squad.
That must be the lesson learned from today's game," said Goretzka.
The native of Bochum thus indirectly reveals the true mood that prevailed in the DFB team around the Japan game.
Leon Goretzka played against Spain (1-1) at the World Cup from the start - and spoke meaningfully after the game.
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Goretzka himself returned to the starting XI against Spain (press reviews) after watching the game against the Asians from the bench before coming on as a second-half substitute.
Studio TV expert Per Mertesacker was slightly surprised at Goretzka's statements: "I was surprised by his statement.
But it's far more important that he led the way.
He's pushed his limits.
And appeals: It only works as a group, it only works together and only if everyone is there.
Bank and everyone on the pitch,” says the former national player.
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"At a World Cup, whoever sits on the bench and is sad or doesn't begrudge the other person, that doesn't exist," explains fellow expert Christoph Kramer.
In the final group game against Costa Rica, we can look forward to an emotionally charged performance by the entire DFB squad.