Bastian Schweinsteiger criticizes the DFB defense around BVB star Süle

Even though the German national soccer team performed better in the first games under new national coach Julian Nagelsmann, there were still some weaknesses in the defense, especially in the 2-2 draw against Mexico. Bastian Schweinsteiger, himself a leading player at FC Bayern and the DFB team for many years, puts his finger in the wound.

“The German defense didn’t look good when we conceded both goals. With a view to the European Championships, a stable defense must be found in order to be able to go far in the tournament,” wrote Schweinsteiger on X (formerly Twitter) on Wednesday.

In fact, the backline around the indisposed BVB professional Niklas Süle had made some hair-raising mistakes and repeatedly invited the Mexicans to dangerous shots.

The German defense received correspondingly poor individual criticism away.

Overall, Schweinsteiger saw “an intense and competitive game with a fair draw” at Philadelphia’s Lincoln Financial Field. The 39-year-old was working as a TV expert for the “Sportschau”.

National team: Schweinsteiger recognizes Nagelsmann’s “handwriting”

Schweinsteiger believes the national team is back on the right track after the low point in September, when Hansi Flick was relieved of his duties following an embarrassing 4-1 defeat against Japan and European Championship panic broke out across the country.

“In both games you could see a positive development of the DFB team and the signature of the new national coach Julian Nagelsmann,” praised the 2014 world champion.

The last two international matches of the 2023 calendar year are on the program in November. Opponents in the final tests are Turkey (November 18th) and Austria (November 21st), both of which have already qualified for the finals in Germany.