Much has been said on this memorable evening around the catacombs of Al Khour Stadium in Qatar. But there are probably only a few sentences that will be remembered like those of ARD expert Bastian Schweinsteiger, when he verbally dismantled the performance of the DFB team after the disillusioning performance of the German national soccer team against Costa Rica. "I'm really disappointed and shocked how it went. The performance of the national team is not enough. That's not enough," said the 38-year-old.
His core accusation was not directed against the sporting qualities of the players on the pitch, but Schweinsteiger accused the DFB team of a lack of attitude. Other teams would have "burned" more than the German throughout the tournament.
You could really tell from the 2014 World Champion how much this Larifari kick went against the grain. Schweinsteiger flailed his arms, maltreating a red ballpoint pen with which he had probably previously made notes on all the mistakes made by his former colleagues. He himself had dragged himself through extra time in the 2014 World Cup final against Argentina with blood on his forehead and cramps in his legs – and now had to watch David Raum embarrass Jamal Musiala with a careless pass, from which the 1: 1 emerged. "I like the David Raum, but I'm never allowed to play a ball game like that," Schweinsteiger said.