When former Bayern Munich and Germany captain Philipp Lahm watched Germany play at the World Cup in Qatar, he saw a team that offered no in-game solutions for its problems.
Was Lahm hammering Germany manager Hansi Flick for a lack of adjustment during games or the players for their own inability to take over a match?
“A team can only solve risk management problems together, in coordination with each other. Argentina, for example, are strong at it. Germany lack the structure to do this or to play a game that suffocates the opponent, which inevitably results in conceding goals,” Lahm told The Guardian (as captured by @iMiaSanMia).
One thing that Lahm knows at this point is that things are not looking good for Germany’s hopes in bringing home a European Championship in 2024 — a tournament that will be played on Die Mannschaft’s home soil.
“It will be a challenging task to form a team with a view to the European Championship at home in a year and a half. Germany must reinvent themselves,” Lahm said.