Voices: “The worst thing I’ve seen in my career”

The DFB-Elf goes swimming against Belgium because they are not on the pitch at all in the first 30 minutes. Those responsible also recognize the deep sleep phase. At the same time, however, the rearing up in the second half is also praised. The votes for the game:

Hansi Flick (national coach): “We were too cautious, too passive and couldn’t put the opponent under pressure. Belgium played it mercilessly. But passion brought us back again. Huge praise to the crowd, they felt that the team gave their all and trying to make the result better.”

Joshua Kimmich (DFB captain): “The first 30 minutes were really bad, the first 15 we weren’t on the pitch at all, very prone to making mistakes, especially with the ball, not hungry at all. That was nothing! From the 30th it was definitely better. The second half was the way we imagine it.”

Niclas Füllkrug (goal scorer): “We still showed good faces overall and showed morale. We’re proud of that. In the first half we lacked a bit of depth, so we got the first two goals too easily and too quickly. The coach reacted, then it got better.”

Lothar Matthäus (RTL expert): “It was the worst thing I’ve seen in my long, long career. They didn’t fight back in the duels that Belgians let go. But then they woke up. Emre Can and the boys convinced me, they weren’t scared . Serge Gnabry played outstandingly in the last 20 minutes. That’s how we want to see Germany.”