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Football – Völler: USA trip “absolutely positive” – ​​Sports

Football – Völler: USA trip “absolutely positive” – ​​Sports

Philadelphia (dpa) – DFB sports director Rudi Wöller has rated the national soccer team’s trip to the US as a success.

“Even though today was a draw against a naturally good Mexican side, I believe the result after two games of this trip to America is completely positive,” said Voller (63) after the 2-2 draw in Philadelphia. won.

The former DFB boss sees Julian Nagelsmann’s commitment as national coach fully confirmed. Hansi Flick’s successor was “a stroke of luck, even the way he approaches things,” said Wöller: “After these two games he knows now what it means to be the national coach. He has a few weeks to breathe.” The 36-year-old coach also has fresh ideas for the rest of the way to the European Championships at home.

We are working on building a sense of confidence and excitement ahead of next summer’s tournament. We have to believe in ourselves that we can do it. The quality is there.” “The goal now should be to do a bit better in the next game against Turkey.” There was some “apathy” against the Mexicans. “But today we came back good after Mexico’s 2. 1 victory.”

Niklas Fulkrug received further praise from the former world-class striker. The Dortmund player saved DFB from defeat, making the final score 2-2, and also scored in a 3-1 win over the Americans. “If he scores a goal every game, of course it can’t be better,” Voller said. Fulcrug has now scored nine goals in eleven international matches – an excellent ratio for a Borussia Dortmund striker.

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