German soccer players can wait for an impeccable annual balance sheet. So DFB Selection wants to finish their perfect EM qualification with clean slate so far. “Without even scoring a goal,” attacking player Turid Knock said before the final brace. The DFB-Elf will face Greece on Friday (4pm) in Ingolstadt. Four days later, the final battle was fought in Ireland (6 p.m.).
With a maximum of 18 points and a 37: 0 goal, the record-breaking European champions already have tickets to the 2022 final in England after six matches. However, the national coach requires perfect concentration. “As a coaching team, it doesn’t matter that we have already qualified for the European Championship. It gives us security and a good feeling,” he said, “but it should not make our game worse.”
However, Bose announced that she would spin in both games: “We will distribute the weight and we owe it to the clubs.” In place of goalkeeping, Vos-Teklenberg decided to play Merle Fromms (Eintracht Frankfurt) for the Greece game (first quarter 5-0). All 24 players who arrived are ready for action. One and a half years before the start of the European Championship (July 6, 31, 2022) Vos-Teklenberg will be in the casting. Some regulars like Captain Alexandra Pope (leg injury) are missing.
The men’s crisis has no effect
Vos-Teklenberg sees no effect on their team as a result of the crisis in the men’s national team around Joachim Low. “We look after ourselves. We have sports responsibilities and we face our own challenges,” the 52-year-old said.
The line to the sick national trainer is usually available. “Not only have I been in contact with him for the past few days, but we have been in regular contact, especially on a technical level,” Vos-Teklenberg explained.
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