Another game on the books and Germany are still alive in the World Cup. In some ways, a draw versus an in-form Spain team looks good on paper, but Hansi Flick needed so much more. Germany were far from convincing for most of the game, but some game-changing subs including the addition of Leroy Sane and Niclas Fullkrug in the second half allowed them to rescue a point. The performance leaves a lot to be desired.
In this episode, Chuck and INNN talk about the following:
- Why did Hansi Flick field another strikerless lineup versus Spain?
- The problem with the role Thomas Muller was forced to play, illustrated by the players around him.
- No gegenpressing again — why? The strategic failure of the lineup.
- How and why the substitutes changed the game for Germany. The sheer impact of Fullkrug.
- Pointing out the terrible performances of the fullbacks, Thilo Kehrer and David Raum.
- Who should start against Costa Rica? What changes should Hansi make?
- Should Serge Gnabry or Thomas Muller start the next game?
- What kind of World Cup is Bayern Munich having? Answer: A really bad one.
- Is Jamal Musiala a little over-awed by the occasion?
- Serge Gnabry’s awful form.
- Dayot Upamecano shining among the French contingent.
- Bad news for Matthijs de Ligt.
- An overall roundup of the injury situation and the silver lining if the Bayern players get knocked out early.
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