Five notes from Germany 0-1 Hungary – an unfortunate defeat

Well, it didn’t go according to plan. The international respite offered an opportunity to rejuvenate and rejuvenate Bayern Munich Players in particular, but Germany’s national team led by Hansi Flick walked out and halted the match in this 0-1 loss to Hungary. Flick has made some adjustments to his lineup and tactics since then last round From the Nations League matches in June, adjusting further in-game – to no avail as he suffered his first defeat with the men’s national team.

Some storylines to consider:

More attacking players does not make an attack

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Bayern Munich fans wring their hands and Finding the reasons about what’s going on their attack, but at least Julian Nagelsmann’s side gets shots from the sets. Germany has shown that you can actually fade earlier – even before the attack happens.

Is it mental fatigue? Germany is full of talented and creative forces in attack; Many of them play together in the same Bayern Munich team. However, the players seemed to be largely convinced that if they kept shooting through balls that had been sharply hit into a block of objects, then eventually there would come a moment of magic. The most common outcome was a turn, with Hungary taking off quickly and running through a light German midfield and putting Hansi Flick’s aggressive defensive line under tremendous pressure.

Hungary is credited with playing a tight-knit defense with their best – but it’s up to teams like Germany to figure out a way to smash it. Today, they haven’t approached him regularly enough, usually paying the price by ordering frequent moments of defensive championship.

Focus on tactical change

Hansi Flick made a great offensive starting lineup – which included two very offensive full-backs David Raum and Jonas Hoffmann. But for 45 minutes, nothing really clicked.

Germany showed good rotation and fluidity. Manchesterİlkay Gündoğan fell into false left-back place during the build-up, while Hoffmann sometimes stayed in midfield, occasionally venturing ahead with Serge Gnabry covering in a 2-3-5 Flick buildup. However, neither Hoffmann nor Gnabry – nor Werner, for that matter, were significantly involved in any of the positions they reached. Leroy Sane had a creative spark, but he had very little effective movement around him.

In the second half, Gnabry was substituted so Hoffmann could focus on attacking, with West Ham United’s Thilo Kahrer is more stable in defense and in midfield. Whether it was this or just a level of renewed energy, Germany began to find much more space behind the Hungarian lines – Hoffmann at one point would have played Thomas Muller for a goal, had he not gone offside.

Indeed, Germany found their players on several occasions in the second half with balls over the top right inside the penalty area – but they were usually too isolated to take advantage of these opportunities.

However, it was better, at least for a while; After 3-1 (shots/shots on target) in the first half, Germany improved to 7-3 by about 60 minutes. They would only have finished 10-3 in this category against Hungary 7-3 – not the usual count streak you’d expect for a match that had 73-27% taken in the Germans’ favour.

Jamal Musiala needs to start

Musiala was thrown into midfield today along with Kimmich and immediately raised the energy level for the German attack. I would like to add Chelsea Football ClubVersatile striker Kai Havertz to this list as well – his movement on the wings and in the center while providing a long goal. To be fair, there is good competition in every position – but Musiala can also play on multiple points and Germany looks more dangerous with him on the pitch. He’s also exactly the guy you want to navigate tight spaces, and he’s run his fitness well this season at club level. it is time.

Is Thomas Muller in a state of funk?

Muller wasn’t the only player struggling to get involved today, and more than anyone else, his importance to the team lies in his movement off the ball – from pressing to running to his creative sense of where he and his teammates should be. But for both club and country, the space translator He’s having trouble getting his usual level of engagement in the final third. He also didn’t get much, if any, relief.

Perhaps it’s time for Hansi Flick to consider giving him a break for the next match against England – and for Julian Nagelsmann, too, to rotate further. In the song, Muller must remain one of the most energetic players on the team, but most of all, he recently appeared to be physically and mentally taxing.

Germany has a long way to go

who – which 5-2 smash From a superior Italian B-team in June, it looks more and more vexed between Germany’s recent performances – which are now number three draws and one loss next to them. Germany is once again entering the World Cup with an impressive array of talent and the best coach in the tournament – but that’s clearly not all.

This is a team that looks like a bad break or two from going out in the group stages again, and no one is likely to contend with them for the title. What’s going on? Is it mentality – alleged “weak” Attitudes that Bayern leaders feel that they have plagued their club, and spread in the fortunes of the national team? fatigue? luck? another thing? Whatever it was, Flick & Co.. It was better to find out soon.

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