For German footballers, the World Cup qualifiers are also the casting and preparation for the 2022 European Championship in England. Shortly before the toss, the team is in goal mood.
Victory against Israel
Essen (dpa) – The question of the best goal has upset national coach Martina Voss-Tecklenburg a bit.
“Actually, I have to see him again, it was just too much,” the 53-year-old said with a smile after the German footballers 7-0 (4-0) against Israel. The DFB squad would have been underutilized in Essen on Tuesday night if they had not yet stepped forward in the fourth World Cup qualifying game. The score was obviously good for the team after the difficult 1-0 in the first leg in Petach Tikva.
“Everything is fine now”
“The way the team dealt with legitimate criticism is satisfactory,” said Voss-Tecklenburg after the final whistle and concluded: “Everything is fine now, we are group winners, we have scored a lot of goals. ” Strictly speaking, 20 out of four qualifying victories for the 2023 World Cup in Australia and New Zealand. It continues on November 26 in Brunswick against Turkey and November 30 in Faro against Portugal.
With plenty of crosses, steady progression and a number of precise passes down the center, Germany quickly cracked the resistance of the guests. In front of only 1,814 spectators, the only 19-year-old Jule Brand from Hoffenheim (20th / 45th minute), the strong captain Sara Däbritz of Paris Saint-Germain (26th), Laura Freilang of Eintracht Frankfurt (42nd), Lina a met Magull from FC Bayern (56th), Tabea Waßmuth (71st) and Felicitas Rauch (78th / both from VfL Wolfsburg) against 71st in the FIFA world ranking. “I think it’s cool when there are so many goal scorers. Nobody complains, ”Freilang said.
By making six changes to the starting XI, Voss-Tecklenburg has also warmed up the competition ahead of the European Championship in England next July. Especially in midfield and in attack, the 2016 Olympic champion has a lot of aces. One can imagine, predicted the national coach for 23 participants in the European Championship, “what a challenge it will be”.
“It shows for our team that we have enormous competitive pressure,” said Däbritz. The 26-year-old and her colleagues are anxiously awaiting Manchester on Thursday evening: Voss-Tecklenburg will also be present for the European Championship group matches. Germany are in the first pot along with defending champions England, the Netherlands and France.
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