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Germany boss Julian Nagelsmann not sure what kind of changes he’ll make in March

What a terrible showing for Germany.

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The German national team’s start under former Bayern Munich coach is off to a brutal start.

With one win (over the equally hapless USMNT), one draw (against a subpar Mexico side), and two losses (Turkey, Austria), fans are starting to have Talking Heads echoing through their respective brains...

“Same as it ever was, same as it ever was

Same as it ever was, same as it ever was

Same as it ever was, same as it ever was

Same as it ever was, same as it ever was”

Of course, things were not always this bad, but since 2018, it has been...rough to say the least.

Germany has now lost six games in 2023 (as highlighted by @iMiaSanMia), equalling their worst record in a calendar year, which came in 2018 — a time we all remember as quite miserable.

One of the primary sticking points for fans has been Nagelsmann’s use of a back three-based formation, but the coach thinks that alignment works best for this group.

“We decided on a path in consultation with the team and played the same way in all games, only with two or three changes in the starting line-up. Will I throw everything away in March and just adapt to the opponent? I have to think about that,” Nagelsmann told the DFB (as captured by @iMiaSanMia). “I don’t regret (taking the job), I’m enjoying it. We have to work our way out of this situation with everything we have. I’m sad, but not frustrated. The defeats hurt. Now we have to talk less and do more on the pitch.”

Nagelsmann will have to go back to the drawing board on his roster and his formation. Given how poor the players have been, it is hard to think that Nagelsmann’s reputation will take a massive hit.

However, he will not come away fully unscathed. Like everyone involved with this mess, there will be damage done to the reputations of all involved.

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