Former team captain Rudy Voller praised the new national coach’s early personnel decisions. The DFB sporting director also makes clear statements about the purpose of the US tour and its expectations.
Sports Director Rudy Voller New national coach Julian Nagelsmann thinks the first team formation is “good” with the returning Mats Hummels and three newcomers. At the same time, Waller again secured an upcoming trip to the USA with internationals against the US in Hartford and Mexico in Philadelphia before the DFB squad meets in the evening at the Frankfurt Airport Hotel on Sunday. . “We have to make the most of it,” Voller said on “Build TV.”
Travel to North America is only possible on the current date ahead of the 2026 World Cup in the US, Canada and Mexico. “We won’t be doing it in March when things get down to business in the Bundesliga and Europe,” Voller said in response to clear criticism of Bayern coach Thomas Tuchel’s Test match trip.
Players can deal with that — and Nagelsmann is careful, too, “to a certain extent.” A day after Borussia Dortmund’s national team returned from the United States, they were to play again in the Bundesliga against Werder Bremen. The DFL nomination “troubled” him, Völler said: “It was definitely a wrong decision.”
On the other hand, 34-year-old Hummels’ DFB comeback is perfect. “If a player performs well, he deserves to be called up again,” said the former team leader. A national coach’s “duty” is to reward performance and form. With Bayern veteran Thomas Müller (34), Wöller said Hummels could offer the team a lot with his experience and bring in other players.
The sporting director successfully stepped in as interim coach in September after parting ways with Hansi Flick in the 2-1 win over runners-up France. The approach in the Test match is now fresh for the trip to America and the next road to the home European Championship in 2024. “Everyone split up. It was like a knockout game (in a tournament). It will also be needed in the next games to go into the European Championship in good spirits.
National Team for USA Tour:
Target: Oliver Baumann (TSG Hoffenheim), Bernd Leno (FC Fulham), Marc-Andre der Stegen (FC Barcelona), Kevin Trapp (Eintracht Frankfurt).
Security: Robin Gossens (1. FC Union Berlin), Mats Hummels (Borussia Dortmund), David Raum (RB Leipzig), Antonio Rudiger (Real Madrid), Niklas Sule (Borussia Dortmund), Jonathan Tha (Bayer Leverkusen), Malik Diaw (AC Milan )
Robert Andrich (Bayer Leverkusen), Julian Brandt (Borussia Dortmund), Chris Fuerich (VFP Stuttgart), Leon Goretzka (FC Bayern Munich), Pascal Grosz (Brighton & Hove Albion), İlkay Gündoğan (Barface Gündoğan), ), Joshua Kimmich ( FC Bayern Munich), Jamal Musiala (FC Bayern Munich), Leroy Sane (FC Bayern Munich), Florian Wirtz (Bayer Leverkusen).
Kevin Behrens (1. FC Union Berlin), Niklas Fulkrug (Borussia Dortmund), Guy Howards (FC Arsenal), Thomas Müller (FC Bayern Munich).
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