Ílkay Gündogan en un partido con Alemania


Gündogan's 'low-key' performance and Ter Stegen's umpteenth substitution for Germany

Published:23/06/2024 - 23:47h

Updated:24/06/2024 - 02:13h

Germany had to suffer more than expected to secure first place in Group A of the European Championship against a Switzerland that neutralized the best German players, including Gündogan. On the other hand, Ter Stegen added his third 'benchmark' and his non-participation in the tournament is clear.

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This Sunday lived the last day of the group To of the Eurocopa, with a surprise that was about to to concretise in Frankfurt. Switzerland was about to to carry the three points and the leadership, but a goal of Niclas Füllkrug in the injury time gave the tie for the ones of Julian Nagelsmann. It was the greyest presentation and complicated of the host selection.

Ílkay Gündogan, that came to be the MVP in front of Hungary after giving an assistance and annotate a goal, was headline, but finished signing a quite discreet performance. Switzerland achieved to neutralise him and 'block' his associations, especially with Toni Kroos. This last finish the crash in better conditions and being key for the selection, but the player of the FC Barcelona signed a quite grey night in which it could not be decisive, as it came accustoming in his last presentations.

It played the ninety minutes and showed quite imprecise: Tuvo 88% of tarpaulin in his passes (35/40) and touched less the balloon of what accustoms (48). Only it won a duel, of four, hit a balloon in long and lost nine times the spherical. Had three finish: one 'far' of the arch and two were blocked. The pressure of the helvéticos neutralised him and did not achieve 'shake' to lead to his selection.

Ter Stegen, in the bench

In key FC Barcelona, also is important to mention that Marc-André ter Stegen went back to remain in the bench. It did not have participation in the phase of groups and hampers , even more, that can add minutes in the Eurocopa. Manuel Neuer is the guardameta title and indisputable for Julian Nagelsmann, by what the one of Mönchengladbach will have to follow expecting by his opportunity... Probably in another tournament.

It is worth it to remember that Neuer had pronounced by the 'competition' in the goal does some days and left clear that it was necessary to keep the union and help between himself: "it Is important that keep us all joined. Have a wide staff with big players everywhere, but initiate debates does not help us. In the goal also is necessary to work together".

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