Minggu, 27 Maret 2011

4-0? Still German fans unhappy

Germany yesterday won their 2012 European Championship Group A qualifier against lowly Kazakhstan 4-0 at the Fritz-Walter Stadium, now have 15 points from five matches and moved closer to qualification for the finals, but the German fans weren't happy with the teams performance in the second session which led to booing and signs of dissent.

Before the match coach Joachim Loew had called on his team to entertain the crowds against their opponents from the former central Soviet republic, who are 132nd in the latest FIFA world rankings. Loew didn't worry about the strengths of the Kazakhs, but asked his team to concentrate on their own game and play football.

And his team did just that in the first session. Miroslav Klose scored in only the 3rd minute with Thomas Mueller adding two more in the 25th minute and just before half time both off passes from Mesut Oezil, and the team could have scored a few more.

But after the break Germany became complacent with Kazakhstan even having a couple of good chances which had to be stopped by goalkeeper Manuel Neuer. The longer the half lasted the more German fans showed their frustration against their own team. Still Klose added a fourth just before the end to score his 61st goal for Germany, but the fans booed at the end of the game.

This wasn't to the liking of Loew and his team, who all when asked by the media about the fan discontent said; Germany lead their group comfortably - 15 points, 17-1 goals, a 4-0 win against a lowly opponent - they asked, what do they want more?

This shows that after a great 2010 FIFA World Cup and comfortable wins in the qualifiers so far the expectations have grown. German fans expect more from their team then just simple wins...

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