Bundesliga coach rails against DFB fans after the World Cup: "I've never seen it before"
Created: 12/17/2022 11:13 am
By: Vincent Fischer
Settling accounts with the German fans after the World Cup: Cologne coach Steffen Baumgart.
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The early end at the 2022 World Cup is still in the bones of Germany.
Cologne coach Steffen Baumgart made it clear to the fans.
Cologne – Steffen Baumgart (50) is a man of clear words.
With his emotional manner, he kissed 1. FC Köln awake and led the team out of the relegation zone into the Conference League.
The football teacher also has a strong opinion about the preliminary round of the DFB team at the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.
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January 5, 1972 in Rostock
Positions as head coach:
1. FC Magdeburg (2009-2010), SSV Koepenick-Oberspree (2014-2015), Berliner AK (2015-2016), SC Paderborn (2017-2021), 1. FC Cologne (since 2021)
Average tenure as coach:
"It's very sad": Cologne coach Baumgart settles accounts with German fans after the World Cup
"I've never seen a country stand behind its national team as little as we do.
It's very sad and makes me think," said the Rostock native of the
Baumgart thinks that too much politics is expected of the players.
Shortly before the opening game of the German national team (schedule for the 2022 World Cup), there was a scandal surrounding the “One Love” armband.
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The 50-year-old, who has been head coach of 1. FC Köln since 2021, is particularly annoyed by the harsh criticism of many TV experts.
Markus Babbel, for example, had criticized the "Kuschel-DFB" for the fact that there was no performance principle in the team.
Steffen Baumgart sees it differently: "At least I didn't see the team that badly."
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Compared to the
, the Cologne coach followed up again.
"Of course, the DFB didn't cut a good figure either and we should talk about a lot of things.
But we should remain factual and not just hit it, ”demands Baumgart.
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After the embarrassing first round, DFB President Bernd Neuendorf (61) created an expert committee to advise on the future of German football.
In addition to FC Bayern CEO Oliver Kahn (53), Matthias Sammer (55), Oliver Mintzlaff (47), Rudi Völler (62) and Karl-Heinz Rummennige (67), who joined from Qatar, came under the leadership of DFB Vice Hans- Joachim Watzke (63) together in Frankfurt.
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A lot should change, especially in the youth field.
The DFB bosses want to focus more on sports again.
According to reports, two senior managers in the DFB youth are to be put to the test.
The search for a successor to the resigned sports director Oliver Bierhoff (54) is also at the top of the task force's list.