Cologne (dpa) – The deliberate appeal offensive with a free ticket marketing campaign should be postponed by the DFB. A most of 300 spectators are allowed within the Cologne stadium due to the tense an infection state of affairs on the worldwide match take a look at of the German nationwide workforce in opposition to Turkey within the night (8.45 p.m. / RTL).
The affiliation’s hope of inviting as much as 9,200 followers to the 50,000-seat enviornment and thus with the ability to create some temper within the stands after the ghost video games in September was thwarted by the corona virus. “It’s a disgrace,” mentioned DFB President Fritz Keller. The 63-year-old spoke of a “proper choice” by those accountable on the metropolis of Cologne. The fan marketing campaign should now be rescheduled for one of the three house video games by the tip of the yr.
GAME OBJECTIVE: Joachim Löw needs to make use of the primary of three worldwide matches inside seven days to present gamers from the second row and the newcomers to the squad a likelihood to probation. The nationwide coach does probably not match the financially necessary take a look at match for the DFB earlier than the Nations League video games in opposition to Ukraine and Switzerland within the schedule for the additional growth of the workforce in the direction of the European Championship in 2021. So he voluntarily waives your complete Bayern block in opposition to the Turks . And Löw requested the followers at house in entrance of the tv for a little indulgence. “I can’t count on everything to work out after a coaching session.” Nevertheless, he needs to “strategy the matter positively”.
STAFF: The take a look at kick with a thrown collectively eleven is primarily an particular person software. “Games like this are there to see which gamers can strengthen our beginning XI sooner or later. They can entice consideration,” mentioned Löw. Kai Havertz, for instance, can show himself to be a gambler. As in 2017, Julian Draxler should precede an equally inexperienced DFB choice as captain when successful the Confederation Cup. With Julian Brandt, Löw continues to imagine within the huge breakthrough: “He has an unbelievable expertise.” As within the final 1-1 attract Switzerland, Bernd Leno is allowed to start out in aim.
DEBUTANTS: Jonas Hofmann and Florian Neuhaus from Gladbach and Mahmoud Dahoud from Dortmund were in a position to put together for their worldwide debut in the course of the remaining coaching session on Tuesday night. Because Löw mentioned earlier on the press convention: “If I invite gamers, there is at all times a justified hope for them that they will be used. I plan to do that too, we can make six modifications.”
WEEKLY PLAN: Löw needs to see progress within the three closely-timed worldwide matches. “There are sure issues that we need to work on.” One difficulty is recreation management. The DFB workforce repeatedly gambled away guided excursions, most lately within the tie in opposition to Spain and Switzerland in September. “In the tip we have to search out out that we do not have the outcomes we need. We typically hand over management of the sport. If we can do that sooner or later, we can beat any workforce,” believes Löw. The 21-year-old Havertz subsequently desperately needs a win in opposition to Turkey “so that he can go into the following video games with a good feeling”.