For former national player Günter Netzer, Rudi Völler is “a very good choice” as the new national team manager of the German Football Federation.
Frankfurt am Main – “But he can’t change it alone. No one will be stupid enough to ask him. He alone can’t save Germany,” said the 1972 European champion and 1974 world champion, 78, at the “Ball des Sports ” in Frankfurt. “The team has to work on itself, the coach has to put that together and the environment has to be right: then a good preparation for EM 2024 in Germany can lead to success, then maybe it can work.” .
The DFB team had already been eliminated in the preliminary round of the World Cup in Qatar. However, Netzer trusts the team of national coach Hansi Flick to fight for the title at the home Euro Cup. “Yes, we have a very talented team,” he said. “But you saw at the World Cup that that’s not enough. There has to be the right attitude about the whole thing. Something was missing, everyone has talent.”
The veteran television pundit and commentator lives in Switzerland and has largely withdrawn from public life. “At some point I decided to change my life and stop appearing in public,” Netzer said. That was a very good decision almost ten years ago. He made an exception for the “Ball des Sports”. dpa