Oliver Bierhoff, a member of the Bureau of the German football Association (DFB) has practiced in an Interview with the weekly newspaper "die Zeit" sharp self-criticism in retrospect, the departure of the national team in the preliminary round of the world Cup in Russia. The conflict with Mesut Özil should have moderated it: "It is wrong, and I'm very sorry. Since many mistakes have been made – even from me.“ More Bierhoff says: "the fact That there has never been a personal debate, it hurts." Bierhoff and Germany coach Joachim Löw travelled to the world Cup to London, to speak with Özil. The eluded the Meeting. "He no longer wanted to deal well."
The nomination of Leroy Sanés for the world Cup was also a mistake, Bierhoff said: "We wanted to put in front of all a sign for the players, for the we had decided. This should release energy, enhance cohesion. Perhaps we have underestimated that, especially over the player has not been spoken of.“ Also about this personnel decision, you have the measure of the DFB, the group constellation before the world Cup wrong. Due to the success of the young team at the Confederations Cup we had 23 players with a lot of confidence and thought, "which, despite the reaction of the established players, who were not there, so strong, that everything flows to form a perfect symbiosis together. Unfortunately, this has not come to that. Maybe we should have as a leadership team is more critical to deal with each other.“
"I would have liked to see the different"
Bierhoff is also reflected to the resignation of DFB President Reinhard Grindel. "I would have liked differently," says Bierhoff to the way that Grindel had to resign. Bierhoff includes a Takeover of the office at the top of the Association: "I currently have a wonderful and exciting task, which I see as a huge challenge". Open but to a restructuring of the volunteer post in the paid Manager: "Certainly, different ideas and models will be discussed." And further: "the content, then the people will come." (Tsp)