Well here we go again. Another World Cup, and the same story for the German national team. Even with Hansi Flick and a whole host of Bayern Munich players on the roster, Germany have succumbed to Japan even after a fortuitous penalty gave them the lead in the first half. Now it looks like this tournament might be another write-off for the Germans.
Here are our talking points from the game:
- This loss is on Hansi Flick.
- Discussing the baffling lineup selection from the coach. Why didn’t Leon Goretzka start?
- Where was Sulinho? What happened to Musiala? The problem of players underperforming.
- The issues with the offense and creativity versus Japan.
- Did losing Leroy Sane sink Germany?
- What should Hansi Flick change versus Spain?
- Is Flick no longer the savior for Germany?
- Our closing thoughts on a final few topics — the new defense, Joshua Kimmich at right-back, Thomas Muller goals, and possible silver linings.
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