‘Empty, frustrated and depressed’: German papers react to Euro 2020 失利

‘Empty, frustrated and depressed’: German papers react to Euro 2020 失利
Die Mannschaft exited the tournament at Wembley with Joachim Low’s reign now over after 15 年

It was ecstasy for 英国 but the end of an era for 德国 after their 2-0 欧元 2020 loss to exit the tournament at Wembley.

加雷斯·索斯盖特’s side struck late with 拉希姆·斯特林哈里凯恩 to move into the quarter-finals.

And with it came the end of 约阿希姆·洛’s 15-year reign in charge of Die Mannschaft.

Former Chelsea midfielder Michael Ballack described the defeat as “sobering” and that he felt “powerless”, while accusing Germany of making it “too easy” for the Three Lions and criticising Low for “waiting so long with changes”.

As for the newspapers, Der Tagesspiegel’s headline was, “15 years as national coachthat was the Löw era”, while adding below: “Germany now only watches the European Championshipand that is not enough.

“Joachim Löw’s era could not have ended more gloomy. The farewell as national coach in his 198th game was indeed a dignified one over a long season, but the demands on a German national football team are higher than being eliminated in the round of 16.”

“Empty, frustrated and depressed,” that’s how 图片 saw the defeat for Germany.

With Thomas Muller’s big miss at 1-0, Süddeutsche Zeitung’s headline read: “Radio Müller loses frequency”.

Die Welt 添加: “后 15 long years the emptiness comes,” and despite a collection of outstanding young talents, Der Spiegel are not optimistic about the future, they believe: “Löw leaves, but the problems remain”.

Hansi Flick now takes over and will be met with a huge challenge of convincing the likes of Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, who levelled delusion against the national team: “The self-deception has been exposed.”

They continued: “Last Exit Wembley. 后 15 年, the era of Joachim Löw has come to an end in one of the most traditional places in football. The national team presented a disappointing performance in a comparatively weak round of 16 duel.”

While another Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung headline read: “England wake from German nightmare”.

The term “self-deception” was also used by Bild, with the paper also tearing into the German players in their player ratings with their system of one to six with one as the best and six the worst.

Antonio Rudiger and Timo Werner picked up fives, while Kai Havertz and Manuel Neuer impressed in a losing effort with twos.

As for England, Bukayo Saka was handed a four as the worst player for the hosts, with a two for Raheem Sterling, 哈里凯恩, 卢克·肖, 约翰·斯通斯, 哈里·马奎尔, Kalvin Phillips and Jordan Pickford.


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