Germany performed poorly and got kicked out of the ongoing 2022 Qatar World Cup, and now, one German newspaper named Bild is turning the blame on the heat on the wives and girlfriends of the players.
According to the New York Post;
Germany’s national newspaper has an explanation for their teams’ shocking early exit from the World Cup: the players’ wives and girlfriends.
Bild, the country’s paper of record, asked “What’s wrong with our Wags?” after Germany was eliminated on Thursday. Their significant others, according to Bild, didn’t enjoy themselves enough in Qatar.
The German wives and girlfriends, they claimed, had much less fun than the partners of England and Wales, who could “drink Qatar dry.”
“Not thirsty?” the paper asked. “Dancing leg allergy? Don’t feel like lunging?”
“Be happy that you too are now flying home with your football dwarves!” Bild concluded. “It can’t go on like this…”
The Germans were sent packing on Thursday after finishing third in Group E, despite their final game 4-2 victory over Costa Rica – with Japan and Spain advancing.
It’s the second straight World Cup the four-time champions have been eliminated during the group stage.
German soccer star Thomas Müller called their performance “an absolute catastrophe.”
It has been a while since 2014 World Cup hero and Bayern Munich alum Mario Götze wore the German colours. After widely-criticized performances in the 2016 European Championship, Götze found himself not featuring in the 2018 World Cup, where Germany went on to exit in the Group Stage. After five years, Götze has found himself playing for Germany yet again in the World Cup after being selected by coach Hansi Flick.
The circumstances of his return have not been favourable — Germany have not been at their best and Götze barely got to play, but he isn’t one to get disheartened over the same, or look for excuses.
On his official Twitter account, Götze expressed his disappointment over the World Cup:
I’m still disappointed about how the World Cup ended for us. It’s really been an up and down over the last two weeks. I also think that the overall performance was better than the results imply. But it does not help to look for excuses.
In the end, we missed too many chances and made mistakes in the wrong moments. It’s important to reflect the way we played and to improve for next time.
For me personally, it was a great feeling to be back representing Germany and I tried to give my best whenever I stepped on the pitch. To play in front of my son at a World Cup makes me extremely proud and created a memory, I’ll never forget.
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