Only a few months are left for the domestic European Championships. With Julian Nagelsmann, a new national coach has taken the reins. Some measures are also new. The DFB coach separated several employees from the squad before the game against Austria. The German “Bild” even writes about “drastic measures”. This regulation came as a surprise to some DFB employees.
According to the report, the staff no longer feel comfortable being close to the players the day before the game. This was the case before the game against Turkey (2:3) and also applies to the international game against Austria on Tuesday (8:45 pm).
The reason: Apparently there were already too many distractions for Nagelsmann. From now on, only coaches, physiotherapists and doctors should contact the players shortly before the game. The remaining staff will be excluded from both teams’ dinners the evening before the game and on game day. This has been reported by “Bild”. Will everyone like this solution?
It is certain that now the entire focus will be on the match against Austria. For both teams, this is more than just an international match. OFB team wants to establish its dominance against Germany. On the other hand, after a crushing 2-3 defeat against Turkey, the DFB team is about to end 2023 successfully and move towards the domestic European Championship with a feeling of pride.