The German national team fought enthusiastically to improve their form. But what they have after the match last night is a 0-1 loss to the Polish opponent. This is a more bitter result than the 3-3 draw against Ukraine 4 days ago. Understandably, German mood swings between disappointment and helplessness afterward.
“I am very sad and unhappy with the result. But looking at it for 90 minutes, surely no one could be more optimistic,” the substitute Robin Gosens summarized what happened on the field in Warsaw.
That’s right, when the attack was too useless, the German team could not achieve its goal. Germany is only a shadow of its former glory. If you have just woken up from a coma since 2016, you will not believe how much the German team has fallen.
Poland has known how to take advantage of the opportunity to “take down” strong opponents who often bully him. They played with a low formation, stalking counterattacks despite the possession of the ball and creating many chances. However, the low attack efficiency made the Germans lose their temper, impatience and impatience.
And so, in the end, a Jakub Kiwior goal was enough for Poland to beat a much stronger Germany team. Coach Hansi Flick admitted this was a “completely disappointing result”. His team currently lacks trust in each other and in themselves.
However, Mr. Flick still sees some positives. His defense in this match played much better than the previous match. Against a team stronger than Ukraine, they only conceded 1 time compared to 3 times in the previous match. While not perfect, it was much better than the disaster in the first match.
From one angle, it’s hard to believe that a three-back defense is the right formation for the future. However, 21-year-old centre-back Malick Thiaw has made his international debut and could be a promising option in the years to come. Not only did he do well in defense, he also had a shot that was saved by Polish goalkeeper Wojciech Szczęsny.
The 58-year-old military leader considers the arrival of rookie Malick Thiaw as a ray of great hope. “Malick Thiaw played very well. We realized we had a young player who could play at a high level,” Flick said.
In the next match, Germany will face Colombia. But clearly, there are bigger problems with Germany.
They lack a class and effective striker like Erling Haaland of Norway. Flick’s attack is too gentle and inefficient, from which thousands of other problems arise. However, it is the German Football Federation that must take responsibility and solve this problem.