Four observations from Germany’s disappointing 3-2 loss to Turkey

During Germany’s 3-2 loss versus Turkey, we observed some key points about the match:

All the benefits and drawbacks of Nagelsmann’s systems on full display

Germany’s strategy with Kai Havertz at left-back was innovative, but the team’s defense struggled to deal with Turkey’s attacks. The match showed both the beauty and flaws of Nagelsmann’s system.

Kenan Yildiz scores against Germany

Kenan Yildiz, a former Bayern Munich academy player, scored against Germany, highlighting the DFB’s struggle to retain dual internationals. This underscored ongoing issues within the German football system.

Florian Wirtz is still struggling for Germany

While showing flashes of brilliance, Florian Wirtz’s performance for Germany remains inconsistent, raising questions about his adaptability at the international level compared to his showing at Bayer Leverkusen.

Kevin Trapp reminds us why he is the country’s No. 3 goalkeeper

Despite conceding three goals, Kevin Trapp’s performance in the game was solid and commanding, demonstrating why he deserves the No. 3 goalkeeper spot for Germany.

For a more in-depth analysis of Germany’s loss to Turkey, or to revel in our misery, listen to our podcast episode below or on Spotify.

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