Coach Louis van Gaal is responding positively to taking charge of the German national team.
Germany dominated national soccer in the 2010s. At that time, they left significant achievements in numerous major tournaments under the guidance of coach Joachim Löw. They started by finishing second at the UEFA Euro 2008, took third place at the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa, and won the 2014 World Cup in Brazil. In the 2014 World Cup, they showed a ruthless performance by beating the ‘host country’ Brazil 7-1 in the semifinals.
The Löw era, which seemed like it would last forever, came to an end. At the 2018 Russia World Cup, Germany was grouped with Korea, Sweden, and Mexico. As they were far ahead in terms of objective power, it was expected that they would easily advance to the round of 16. But the reality was different. Germany lost to Sweden and South Korea and suffered the humiliation of being eliminated as ‘last place’ with 1 win and 2 losses. In the subsequent Euro 2020, when the challenge stopped in the round of 16, DFB, realizing the seriousness of the situation, fired coach Löw and brought in coach Hansi Flick.
Coach Flick had high expectations. Although he did not have a long career as a coach, he achieved great things in a short period of time at Bayern Munich. Munich achieved a treble in the 2019-20 season under him. DFB highly evaluated Coach Flick’s ability to achieve results in a short period of time.
But it was just a vain hope. Under coach Flick, Germany failed to rebound. At the 2022 Qatar World Cup, which was held with great pride, they lost to Japan and suffered the humiliation of being eliminated in the group stage. Nevertheless, DFB trusted Coach Flick, but the situation did not improve. From the match against Belgium last March to the recent match against Japan, Germany recorded 1 draw and 4 losses in 5 games. Ultimately, after the defeat against Japan, DFB sacked coach Flick and began looking for his next coach.
Several directors were nominated. German coaches such as Oliver Glasner, Miroslav Klose, Jurgen Klopp, Jurgen Klinsmann, and Julian Nagelsmann were mentioned, and Zinedine Zidane and Van Gaal were also mentioned as possibilities.
Director Van Gaal responded positively. British media ‘The Sun’ quoted Germany’s ‘Sky’ as saying, “It is true that coach Van Gaal is suffering from cancer, but he is ready to succeed coach Flick and take command of the German national team.”
Past students also recommended him to join the German national team.메이저사이트 “Coach Van Gaal is interested in the German national team. He is very pleased that his students Philipp Lahm and Bastian Schweinsteiger have recommended him for the position,” said Toby Alt Schapple, a reporter for Germany’s Bild.