Germany's record national player Lothar Matthäus sees the concentration of the DFB selection on the sporting tasks at the World Cup in Qatar disturbed by the background noise.
In the second group game against Spain on Sunday, Matthäus expects the DFB team to improve. "We have to go to the performance limit, we have to play compactly, we have to play with self-confidence and, above all, we have to take advantage of the opportunities," demanded the 1990 world champion. There must be a team on the pitch "that gives it 90 minutes".
National coach Hansi Flick also took on Matthäus after the opening defeat against Japan. "We have problems in a few positions. I wasn't at all happy with the full-backs. The coach's tactics didn't work out. A few things didn't work, including the changes," he criticized.