Like Mannchaft coach Joachim Löw, the Germans were trying to find explanations to comment on their surprise home defeat against Macedonia (1-2) on Wednesday, on behalf of qualifying for the 2022 World Cup.
It is one of the biggest slaps in the history of German football. If the Mannschaft can still qualify for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, the German selection suffered a humiliating defeat against North Macedonia (1-2) on Wednesday night in Duisburg. A worrying setback for the players of Joachim Löw, 3rd in their pool behind their evening opponent and Armenia, astonishing leader with nine points out of nine. “The disappointment is huge,” commented the German manager after the meeting. “Our goal was to take nine points in three games, which we gave up when we had them in hand. We can only blame ourselves – same. “
Gündogan: “Macedonia came twice in front of our goal and scored twice. It was too easy”
But how to explain such a defeat? “It is difficult to do a hot analysis, but we were tired, Joachim Löw dares. We lacked freshness, we were slow in attack, but even when we were fast we did not find the means to pose problems for our opponent. “
Stunned, Ilkay Gündogan, goal scorer, is much less talkative than his coach: “It should not happen, sighs the midfielder of Manchester City. There is not much more to say. Macedonia arrived two times in front of our goal and scored twice. It was too easy. ” Germany, the first opponent of the France team at the Euro this summer, will try to find a smile in these qualifications during their next match, on September 2, on the lawn of Liechtenstein.