A restless night for the German footballers ahead of the second game of their US tour. Just before the end, the national coach also expressed his discomfort with the trip.
The German footballers had an involuntarily short night on their trip to the US.
Before the second Test match against the Americans on Saturday morning (local time), national coach Martina Voss-Decklenburg and national player Laura Freikong had two false alarms. “It wasn’t a night like we imagined, but the players coped with it brilliantly,” Voss-Decklenburg said.
The European runners-up won their first match against world champions USA 2-1 on Thursday (local time), with the second Test scheduled for Sunday (11:05pm CET, ARD live stream) in Harrison, near New York. On Monday, in addition to recuperating before the flight home, the players are scheduled for about two hours for a possible “little insight” into the East Coast metropolis, Voss-Decklenburg said.
Earlier, the national coach expressed concern over international competition due to the date and mentioned the contractual obligation. “Then when you win, one or the other is put into perspective,” Voss-Decklenburg said. “However – and the players know it – this is not the best moment of a long journey and we would like it to be a bit different from match days.” He stressed that the sport’s challenge and joy are beyond question. “It’s a huge added value for us in the game.”
Both the matches serve as preparation for the World Cup to be held in Australia and New Zealand from July 20 to August 20, 2023. There, Germany, Morocco, Colombia and South Korea meet in the preliminary round.
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