Nagelsmann must start preparing for the Euro without the Wembley finalists

Thursday, April 18, 09:20 am: National coach Julian Nagelsmann will not be able to participate with his entire squad in the first phase of preparation of the national football team for the European Championship at home. Because now it is clear that FC Bayern Munich against captain Manuel Neuer or Real Madrid's semi-final rival with the DFB– Regulars Toni Kroos and Antonio Rüdiger will advance to the final on June 1. The final game in London Borussia Dortmund could also reach the scorer Niclas Füllkrug. BVB will face Paris Saint-Germain in the semi-finals, which does not have any German Eurocup candidates in its squad.

Nagelsmann assembled the (provisional) squad for the European Championship on May 26, one day after new German champion Bayer 04 Leverkusen's DFB Cup final against second division team 1. FC Kaiserslautern in Blankenhain, Thuringia, to a training camp. Starting June 1, the DFB team will continue its preparation for the local tournament in Herzogenaurach. The participants in the Champions League final will probably not be present for the penultimate match of the European Championship against Ukraine on June 3 in Nuremberg, but will only be able to join the team afterwards.

“Of course it would be good if everyone was there,” said Nagelsmann during the international match phase in March, but at the same time emphasized that for him too “the joy is greater when the players reach the Champions League final.” . The final offers “emotional moments” for the players, which could also help the national team.

After the victories in the test match, Nagelsmann had against France (2:0) and the Netherlands (2-1) announced that the composition of the European championship would not change much. In addition to the Real Madrid professionals Kroos and Rüdiger, the first Euro Cup squad of the year included the five Bayern Neuer, Joshua Kimmich, Jamal Musiala, Thomas Müller and the newcomer Aleksandar Pavlovic. However, the 19-year-old had to cancel due to illness and Neuer, declared the Euro Cup goalkeeper by Nagelsmann, was injured.

Nagelsmann recently nominated only Borussia Dortmund attacker Füllkrug and left out BVB players such as Mats Hummels, Julian Brandt and Niklas Süle or Bayern professional Leon Goretzka. Bayern professional Leroy Sané, who missed the March internationals due to suspension, also has the best chances for the European Championship. The 28-year-old will also have to miss against Ukraine. “We definitely won't give up on Leroy's qualities if he is healthy,” Nagelsmann said. Currently, Sané suffers from pain in his pubic bone during FC Bayern matches. The same thing happened in the 1-0 win against Arsenal on Wednesday night.

Kevin Trapp still hopes to participate in the European Championship despite DFB exclusion

Tuesday, April 16, 3 p.m.: Kevin Trapp has not ruled out his participation in the European Football Championship despite his recent rejection by national coach Julian Nagelsmann. “Of course it wasn't good news. But that didn't make me fall into a hole. “I'm trying to deal with it professionally and recover the situation,” said the goalkeeper. Bundesliga teams Eintracht Frankfurt on Tuesday.

Trapp tied 2-3 at the end of last year Turkey and 0-2 in Austria as a substitute for the then injured goalkeeper Manuel Neuer, but was not counted for the international matches in France (2-0) and against the Netherlands (2-1) in March.

“I found out a few days before the nomination,” Trapp reported, confirming, “I can handle it.” The European Championship at home from June 14 to July 14 remains his goal. “I still have the possibility of being recommended for the national team based on my performance,” said the 33-year-old.

Bobic missing DFB-Once is currently a “world-class forward”

Saturday April 13, 8:08 am: Fredi Bobic is missing a top-level attacker in the German soccer team. “We don't have a world-class striker,” the 1996 European champion told Editorial Network Germany (Saturday). Bobic, 52, doesn't necessarily see this as a problem for national coach Julian Nagelsmann. “Kai Havertz plays the position very differently, but it works very well with young stars Florian Wirtz and Jamal Musiala behind him,” said the former Bundesliga striker.

As an alternative to Havertz from FC Arsenal, Bayern's Champions League rival, Bobic named Dortmund professional Niclas Füllkrug as a “classic nine”. Füllkrug “always feels like he's scoring a goal when he puts on the national jersey. “We will definitely need it.” In the last match against the Netherlands, Füllkrug scored the winning goal with a 2-1 header, his eleventh international goal in his fifteenth game.

Bobic, a former VfB professional and coach, would also like to see Stuttgart striker Deniz Undav in the squad for the local Euro Cup. “Deniz Undav, if he comes into the squad, he will be a different type of player,” Bobic explained. “We would do well to have these different profiles with us.” Undav made his debut for the national team in the 2-0 victory against France at the end of March, but did not play against the Netherlands shortly after.

Ballack on Nagelsmann's future in the DFB: See you later EM wait

Monday April 8, 6:13 am: Former soccer runner-up Michael Ballack advocates waiting until after the European Championship for a possible contract extension for national coach Julian Nagelsmann. “First of all, it is important for Nagelsmann to show that he can do a very good job and be successful with a very good squad. “That's why you should definitely wait until after the European Championships before making a decision,” Ballack told “Kicker” (Monday) in an interview.

After the two victories in the test matches against France (2-0) and the Netherlands (2-1), the DFB has publicly and clearly positioned itself and declared a long-term collaboration with Nagelsmann as its goal. Even before the two successful international matches, “it was expressed that we could imagine continuing with him until the next World Cup. That would be our great wish,” said sporting director Rudi Völler. Nagelsmann is also considered a possible successor to Thomas Tuchel as coach of FC Bayern Munich.

Ballack praised Nagelsmann for having “listened to one or two people on the right and the left” after disappointing friendly defeats against Austria and Turkey last autumn. Now you've immediately seen what the team is capable of. However, at the European Championship at home the group will initially face Scotland, Hungary and Switzerland, “that is, against supposedly weaker teams in football terms, against whom we have had particularly difficult times recently,” said the 47-year-old. . Former captain of the DFB team. If you find the right setup and attitude, “it can work in the tournament. “Then we can play a successful European Championship.”

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