GERMANY are garbage and it’s all Pep Guardiola’s fault, in line with former German defender Hans-Peter Briegel.
Since successful the World Cup in 2014, the Germans have steadily declined.
Joachim Low’s aspect misplaced to France within the Euro 2016 semi-finals and have been embarrassed defending their World Cup crown at Russia 2018 ending backside of Group F.
And it has gone from unhealthy to worse ending backside of their Nations League group and relegated to League B.
And the explanation for the stunning run of outcomes?
Briegel reckons Guardiola’s three-year stint at Bayern Munich and his ways have had a damaging affect on German soccer.
The Spaniard took cost on the Allianz Area 2013 and imposed his passing and possession-based model on the German giants.
The Bavarians walked the Bundesliga three years in a row, received the UEFA Tremendous Cup and the Membership World Cup.
Regardless of his success in Germany, Briegel believes Guardiola’s philosophy has altered the mentality of German soccer, with sides now fats too obsessive about controlling the ball with a purpose to win video games.
Briegel informed Repubblica: “A quite simple precept has escaped our thoughts, that in soccer the result’s extra vital than the management of the sport.
“Since Guardiola arrived at Bayern Munich, one thing has modified.
“We had the phantasm that 75 per cent of possession was wanted to win.
“However having management of the ball is just not sufficient to get a consequence, not all the time not less than.
“Latest historical past, and in addition with the World champions France, has proven that you may additionally win by leaving the ball to the opponents and having lower than 50% of possession.”
Guardiola has been hailed as a pioneer, the coach who has taken soccer to a brand new degree.
However he wouldn’t have envisaged the legacy the 72-cap former West German defender accuses him of leaving.
Low’s sides have hogged the ball in latest video games.
Germany have seen extra of the ball than the opposition in all six aggressive video games in 2018, reaching as excessive as 74 per cent within the World Cup defeat to South Korea.
They did, nevertheless, get again to successful methods on Thursday once they beat Russia Three-Zero due to targets from Leroy Sane, Niklas Sule and Serge Gnabry.
The four-time World Cup winners finish their Nations League marketing campaign at dwelling to Holland on Monday.