Bayern Munich coach Thomas Tuchel expressed his dissatisfaction with Germany’s international match away to the United States in October.
Germany will travel to the United States during the international match period in October. They will face the United States in East Hartford on the 15th (Korean time) and face Mexico in Philadelphia on the 18th. Recently, other European countries are in the process of holding Euro 2024 qualifiers, but Germany, which has secured a place in the finals as the host country, is strengthening its strength through friendly matches against teams from various continents. The opponents in the previous three evaluation matches were Colombia, Japan, and France.
Coach Tuchel, who sent the largest number of players to the German national team, five, is dissatisfied with the trip to the United States. The next major tournament is the Euros, and he questioned the need to travel to the United States to play. According to ‘The Athletic’, a global sports media outlet, “I don’t know if there would be interest in playing against Mexico in the United States before the tournament in Germany. Is there anyone who can explain it so I can understand? I don’t know who made this decision.” talked.
He added, “Just having a tight schedule and playing away at a place with a time difference are two different problems. There is a limit to patience. Any leader would have the same thoughts as me.”
There are also criticisms about the game schedule not taking into account the team’s schedule. Germany will play Mexico at 9 a.m. on Wednesday the 18th, Korean time, and the German Bundesliga will resume its schedule at 3:30 a.m. on Saturday the 21st with a match between Borussia Dortmund and Werder Bremen. Considering flight schedules, time differences, etc., the four Dortmund players, including Mats Hummels and Niklas Süle, will have to play again in less than two days after returning home.
Last September, Germany played a two-game series on Sunday and Wednesday, but there were no major problems because the games were held in Germany at the time. This time, since we were traveling far away, if we had moved the game schedule forward a little, we could have guaranteed a little more rest for the players after the game. In Korea’s case, games are played on Friday and Tuesday.토토사이트
German coach Julian Nagelsmann, who was recently appointed to the national team and was not involved in the schedule of this friendly match, responded that he understands the dissatisfaction of club coaches. He said, “From the club team manager’s perspective, it is natural to be critical of this away trip. Even if I had been the club team manager, I would have had the same opinion.”
Coach Nagelsmann added that he will pay more attention to checking the players’ condition. He said, “Our staff will do our best to help the players return healthy.”