Admittedly, there is not a lot to love about the German national team at the moment.
One of the few feel good stories is Borussia Dortmund striker Niclas Füllkrug and his continued ability to take advantage of the situation that he is in. No one is saying Füllkrug is the solution to Germany’s problems, but he is someone who plays with energy. passion, and some fight.
Unfortunately for Füllkrug, that energy he was trying to bring during Germany’s 3-2 loss to Turkey was drowned out by the boisterous and raucous Turkish fans, who took over the Olympiastadion in Berlin.
“We had an away game here in Berlin. The Turks brought a lot of emotions, every duel was cheered. I don’t know whether that intimidated some of us. We wanted to attack a bit differently than in the last games because we have to be flexible for the Euros,” said Füllkrug (as captured by @iMiaSanMia). “Unfortunately we don’t have much time. We only had five real sessions under Julian. That’s why not everything is going perfectly so far.”
Füllkrug and his mates will have to shake off that loss and move on. With Germany set to take on Austria at Ernst Happel Stadium in Vienna, at least Die Mannschaft will already be accustomed to a road game atmosphere.
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.