Even before the first training session in the USA, national coach Julian Nagelsmann told the German national soccer players in a team meeting what his path to a successful home European Championship in 2024 should look like.
“We had the first long session where we were explained what he was up to. That was fun for more,” reported defender Robin Gosens afterwards in Foxborough.
A new coach always means a new beginning, said the 29-year-old professional from Bundesliga club 1. FC Union Berlin. "New coach means new ideas and new input for the players." Gosens didn't want to reveal any details, but activity, dynamism and energy should be visible on the pitch in international games under Nagelsmann. "That's what Julian Nagelsmann stands for. He showed in Leipzig and also at Bayern what kind of football he wants to play. And he conveyed that to us very clearly in the meeting," said Gosens.
The DFB selection is scheduled to train for the first time on Tuesday afternoon (local time) on the grounds of the New England Patriots football team. On Saturday (9 p.m./RTL) she will face the US selection in Hartford. Three days later (local time) Mexico is the opponent in Philadelphia. “We want to use these two games, even if they are a little further away from home, to get used to it, to give us a good feeling, with the hope that this will be passed on to everyone in Germany,” said Gosens . “We want to play two really great international games here.”