Antonio Rudiger, defender of the German national team and Real Madrid, spoke about the failure of the team led by Hansi Flick. The German national team failed to overcome the group stage ban of the World Cup and finished the fight.
"We're back to square one, that's the harsh reality. We have a lot of talent, it's all beautiful and good, but there are other components to success. It's about the greed for wins, the negativity that we didn't have. We are a very respectable team, but we need more to win," Bild quoted Rudiger as saying.
In the group stage, the German team lost 1-2 to the Japanese, played 1-1 with the Spaniards and beat Costa Rica 4-2 to take third place with 4 points. Japan and Spain advanced to the playoffs from the group.