The German national team easily defeated Peru in the first machine match since exiting the group stage of the Qatar World Cup, and it seemed that the team had finally found the striker capable of shaking the opponents’ net.
However, after the match, all the fans spoke about the statements made by Bayern Munich captain Joshua Kimmich regarding his club’s decision to dispense with coach Julian Nagelsmann and replace him with Thomas Tuchel.
Bayern Munich’s decision to dismiss Nagelsmann and appoint Tuchel dominated the atmosphere before Germany’s friendly victory over Peru with two unanswered goals on Saturday evening, as Niklas Volkrug, 30, scored both goals, scoring his fifth goal in his fifth international match.
Kimmich assumed the armband of the German national team in the absence of Bayern goalkeeper Manuel Neuer due to injury and the absence of his teammate Thomas Muller due to his rest. He praised Volkrug and the German national team’s performance during the first half of the Euro 2024 preparatory match.
But when asked about changing the coaching staff of Bayern Munich at this late time in the season, Kimmich told ZDF: Of course it is strange.
He added: In the end, this is how business goes, a little love, a little passion. We have to know how to deal with the matter, and live with the decision.
Bayern Munich player Leon Goritska did not talk much about the decision, but only referred to the “shocking decision”, stressing that he wanted Nagelsmann to stay in light of the Bavarian club’s continued competition for the Bundesliga treble, the German Cup and the Champions League.
“It’s exciting in this business how quickly something like this can happen,” Goretzka said. “We had such a close relationship with Julian.”
And press reports stated that Nagelsmann was close to young players such as Kimmich and Goritska, but Neuer, 36, and Mueller, 33, were tired of the decisions of the former 35-year-old coach.