Former Bayern Munich boss Julian Nagelsmann tried some things against Turkey, but ultimately the German national team was felled by the visitors 3-2.
Nagelsmann felt like his team did not rise up to the level of energy and motivation that Turkey had.
“The first goal we conceded was very simple, where we defended a bit too aggressively. We made it too easy for them. Some didn’t reach the emotional level needed to win a game like this and didn’t go to their limit. If we had killed off the game in the first ten minutes, the result would have been different,” Nagelsmann remarked (as captured by @iMiaSanMia).
Now, though, Nagelsmann will have to regroup and get his boys focused for a tough match against Austria on Tuesday.
“Austria are better than Turkey in terms of the football they play. You can’t blame the team for not wanting to win. Each player must at least reach the emotional level of their opponent. Only then will the greater quality prevail in most games,” said Nagelsmann.
Interested in a more in-depth look at what went wrong for Germany, or do you just want to revel in our misery? Well either way, our podcast has you covered. In our newest episode, we discuss Germany’s humiliating loss to Turkey, and also take a minute to discuss whether Alphonso Davies will stay at Bayern Munich. Listen to it below or on Spotify.