The evening in Wolfsburg ended with a small success experience. Into the midst of the final and still serious efforts of the German national football team to the victory, the stadium announcer spoke up. The Arena was sold out, he announced. Sold out – this is when countries play a long time no longer be taken for granted.
To the whole truth, however, that the Arena in Wolfsburg is already occupied with something more than 26,000 people – and that there is still a couple of years ago, under the Dignity of the national team would have been a game in a stadium with such a low capacity. Under 40,000, it has not made it in the first place. But times have changed. In every way.
After the disappointment at the world Championships last summer, the national team has to start again small. Also sporty. The 1:1 against Serbia on Wednesday evening was, in this respect, at least a small beginning. The overall impression was like the result: draw.
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Yes, the Germans it could have been much worse, if the formed new team, the Serbs used their chances in the first half, consistently and to the break 2:0 or 3:0 would have led. And also Yes: In the second half, the Germans could have won the game too easy. "With the second half, I was absolutely satisfied," said Germany coach Joachim Löw. "As far as the mentality, it was a very good and clear Signal."
This Signal has not only the team but also the coach that needs to win back after the world Cup debacle and the descent into the Nations League is still a lot of lost trust. Prior to the Test against Serbia, the first international game of the new year, Löw spoke of a new beginning of a new era. It is only now, nine months later, he has made important personnel decisions, to which he immediately after the Vorrundenaus at the world Cup was believed to sit out. Without experience it is not, has Löw said in the summer and autumn of last year. We need youthful enthusiasm, he announces now.
In the first half against the Serbs, a lot of youth on the pitch – the Elan-but little was to be seen. The only came into the German Offensive, as after the break, Marco Reus was privileged to participate. No field players in löw's current squad is older than the Dortmunder. At the end of may Reus 30 is, he belongs to the same Generation as Mats Hummels, Jerome Boateng and Thomas Müller, who is appointed the national coach for the national team.More about
the German national team only plays 1:1 against SerbiaStefan Hermann
Somehow this fits to the Work of Joachim Löw in the past few months: the night he committed so consistently how long for youth, he needs at the end of a 29-Year-old, preserves him from the Worst.