Germany’s Waterloo from 2018

Germans began the  year as the favourite one while it ended as a team in the second tier of the Nations League. It was inevitable that the German Virgil van Dijk in Germany football shirts netted a goal in the last minute, equalizing scorelines to a certain extent on Monday night.  The Netherlands national football team gradually get rid of the existential crisis, defeating Germany 3-0 earlier. In Gelsenkirchen, another match was held on a chilly night. The disastrous year of the German side would be ended in a humble position.

The Germany squad could have owned a total different end. Five minuted before, the German team tended to end the game with a win, which could be taken as a flicker of light in darkness, although the victory could not save the team from Nations League relegation. Due to goalscorers Timo Werner and Leroy Sané, two torch bearers would bring hope to the team.

See some detailed information of Nations League. After an astonished win over France, Germany were relegated from Group A1 in the Nations League. In the game, Netherlands won two goals by Georginio Wijnaldum and Memphis, breaking champions 15-game unbeaten run. Winless matches left the Germany side to the bottom of the table and fell into League B. So the Netherlands national football team have a possibility to win the chance to play for the finals prior to France. On the basis of the win, Ronal Koeman’s footballers will reach the top of the group. Even a draw will take effect, owing to their higher scores. The Netherlands national football team deserved the win at De Kuip; under-par France squad would have lost more goals if not help of the goalkeeper Hugo Lloris. Prior to volley in the box in added time, Wijnaldum netted a goal in the 44th minute.

Although having failed to win qualifications for the last two critical matches, Netherlands has recovered from previous gloom, under guidance from Koeman. Due to confidence from an emphatic 3-0 win over Germany, it is probable for the Netherlands to step towards an excellent opportunity within two minutes.

In the opening period, the ball was controlled by hosts, regardless of threats from France when a header was held by Jasper Cillessen.

Les Bleus needed one more goal to guarantee the top scores in the group. It seemed that the guy is content to stay back, and the team were glad to see Depay’s 13th-minute volley straight at Lloris.

Ahead of the mistake incurred by Steven N’Zonzi, the Netherlands national football team move slowly toward before half-time. Steven N’Zonzi helped a cross from Frenkie de Jong to Ryan Babel unintentionally. Wujnaldum responded quickly to the rebound after N’Zonzi’s close-range efforts.

France has no response except for going behind. When Everton defender was warned for a later studs-up challenge on Denzel Dumfries, France could have been reduced to 10 men. When Lloris shot down PSV Eindhoven right-back two times, then Daley Blind’s cross tried once again. After the Euro 2008, It is the first time that France was defeated by Netherlands.

 

Mats Hummels— An exclusive interview

Mats Julian Hummels, a German professional football player, currently plays for Bayern Munich and Germany national team as a central defender.

Hummels was born on 16 December 1988 at Bergisch Gladbach, West Germany. His father was a football coach so Hummels showed his talent when he was young. In 1995, his father was appointed as the coach of Bayern Munich’s youth academy and the six-year-old Hummels joined the club accordingly. On 19 December 2006, he signed a professional contract with Bayern Munich and made his Bundesliga debut in a match against 1. FSV Mainz 05 on 19 May 2007.

In January 2008, Hummels was loaned to Borussia Dortmund. During the one-and-a-half year loan period, he improved quickly and became the main force in Dortmund. Hummels helped the club win Bundesliga in 2010-11 and 2011-12 seasons, DFB-Pokal in the 2011-12 season and DFL-Supercup in 2013 and 2014. His excellent performances earned him an official contract with the club for a fee of €4 million in February 2009.

On 10 May 2016, Bayern Munich announced officially that Hummels would rejoin them on 1 July 2016 with a five-year contract. After returning Bayern, the outstanding player has helped the club get the titles of DFL-Supercup and Bundesliga.

With respect to Germany national team, Hummels helped the squad win the 2014 FIFA World Cup and the 2009 UEFA European Under-21 Championship.

Like other footballers, Hummels also has a happy family. Besides, he is a kind-hearted man and donates 1% of his salary to a collective fund in order to support football organizations.

Recently, he accepted an interview and talked about his coach and the following games.

As a defender of both Bayern Munich and Germany national team, who is known for his outspokenness, Hummels bluntly said: “Klopp is not only my coach but also my friend. I feel warm and relaxed when I am with him. He is a coach who is willing to listen to players. Of course, Klopp and I disagree with each other sometimes like there are conflicts between the family members. We will quarrel but soon we get along well because we can understand each other. He will consider the idea you put forward and always be willing to listen to your suggestion whether he adopts it. He has his own judgment and persistence.”

If both Bayern and Liverpool win the quarterfinals, Hummels will meet his mentor Klopp at football fields. If Manchester United wins Sevilla, Hummels will meet Juan Mata in one game of the 2017-18 UEFA Champions League. The friendship between them began last summer when Hummels went to Malawi. He said that he had tried his best to help the children and was impressed with that memory.

Hummels was impressed by Mata’s Common Goal Charity Fund program and joined it in January. He said: “I admire Mata very much as an individual or a player. So his Common Goal is very convincing. I want to be a part of it. It will be good that this project allows more footballers to join and makes everyone have a good impression on football and players. The project has progressed quite smoothly.”

This great player will wear the brand new and cheap football shirts to fight for another championship.