Germany’s U21s began their European Championship season with a loss against France.
German U21 coach Antonio Di Salvo didn’t win on his anniversary as boss. At the beginning of the European Championship season, the German Football Association misplaced to France 0:1 (0:0) on Friday (23.09.2022).
In entrance of 5,427 spectators in Magdeburg, Amin Guiry scored the decisive purpose with an exquisite strike (53 minutes). The subsequent senior take a look at for European champions Germany is against England in Sheffield on Tuesday (September 27, 2022).
A robust efficiency with minor flaws
En path to the European Championship finals in Romania and Georgia between June 9 and July 2, 2023, Di Salvo, who changed Stefan Kunz, who moved to Turkey as nationwide coach a 12 months in the past, has secured a coveted place in entrance of the European group. In a match described by Di Salvo as a “essential take a look at”, the German choice confirmed constant defensive efficiency for lengthy durations, a powerful efficiency against the ball-protected French and loads of versatility in assault regardless of the absence of harm. Capt. Jonathan Burkardt.
However, the workforce across the highly effective Schalke man Tom Krause lacked nice penetration in assault as they tried to beat the bodily sturdy French with low passes. After a torrid begin, the guests, surrounded by Bundesliga gamers Georginio Rutter (Hoffenheim), Manu Kone and Nathan Ngumu (each Mönchengladbach), weren’t concerned within the assault for lengthy.
With a market worth of round €35m, Guiry has proven his additional class. Jordan Beyer (Burnley FC) and Malik Tiaw (Milan) have been unfazed by the Stade-Rennes striker when he scored with technical ability. After that, they revealed extra tales and flashed their particular person lessons repeatedly.
The successful streak ends after seven video games
The depth of the battle additionally underscored how vital this engaging worldwide pair was to each nations. Both groups have been sturdy. Germany fought again fortunately after falling behind, Jann-Aurel Bissek (Aarhus GF) headed dwelling (74th), as did Lazar Samardzic (Udinese Calcio/87th).
After seven wins in eight video games, Kunz’s lengthy-time assistant Di Salvo, who used the final half hour to make a variety of adjustments, suffered his second defeat as U21s head coach. “I did not know that in any respect,” stated Di Salvo on his anniversary at ProSiebenMaxx. “I do not prefer it in any respect, as a result of I’ve been a member of the workforce for a very long time.”