Germany’s Bad Streak
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Germany’s National Team Suffers Defeat Against Turkey
Nov 18, 2023, 16:50 ET
The highly anticipated match between Germany and Turkey ended in disappointment for the German team. Despite a promising start with an early goal from Kai Havertz, who played in an unusual position as a left back, Germany lost 3-2 to Turkey in an international friendly held at the Olympiastadion in Berlin.
Preparation for the Euro Cup
Germany, under the guidance of Julian Nagelsmann since September, has been preparing for the upcoming Euro Cup. As they are not participating in the Qualifiers, they arranged a friendly match against Italy, who have already secured their spot in the tournament and had a free date.
A Turn of Events
The match started well for Germany, with Havertz giving them an early lead after just 5 minutes. However, Ferdi Kadioglu and the young Kenan Yildiz turned the tide in favor of Turkey by the end of the first half.
In the second half, Niclas Füllkrug managed to equalize for Germany. But Yusuf Sari, capitalizing on a penalty resulting from Havertz’s handball, restored Turkey’s advantage. Turkey will now face Wales in a crucial match that could impact the standings.
A Troubling Streak
Although this friendly result may not be a major concern for Germany, it extends their poor run of form. Since their victory against Peru on March 25, Germany has only managed to win two out of their nine matches.
This streak includes two wins, two draws, and five losses. It is worth noting that this is the first time since 2018 that Germany has lost five games in a calendar year, and only the second time in the 21st century.
With the Euro Cup approaching, Julian Nagelsmann, who took charge in October, faces the task of guiding one of the strongest teams in the world. His debut matches against the United States and Mexico resulted in a win and a draw respectively, but now he must navigate Germany’s recent struggles and ensure they are ready for the upcoming tournament.