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The German football has always produced world-class keepers, but that's over. Andreas Köpke beats Sport1 alarm with a view of the goalkeeper future of the DFB.
Germany, land of goalkeepers.
Toni Turek, Sepp Maier, Toni Schumacher, Bodo Illgner, Andreas Köpke, Oliver Kahn, Manuel Neuer - The German football has always produced world-class keepers. But the time is coming to an end. The DFB has a look at the future. ()
Gianluigi Donnraumma, the 22-year-old national goal of Italy and successor to Gianluigi Buffon, comes on 215 games for the AC Milan in the series A. Thus, the goalkeeper talent has almost twice as many professionals Games at top level as well as all German top young keepers together. Alexander Nübel (24/47 Bundesliga Games), Florian Müller (23/73), Finn Dahmen (23/3), Lennart Grill (22/4) and Markus Schubert (22/9) come together on just 136 Bundesliga games. ()
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Köpke confirms goalkeeper problem with the DFB
of the DFB has a goalkeeper problem! This also knows Andreas Köpke. The goalkeeper coach of the German national team beats on Sport1 demand alarm: "We already have one or the other goalkeeper talent. But I have abdominal pain because the boys play too little. We have to be careful!" Currently you have "not the offspring goalkeepers who also play in the Bundesliga". ()
That's right. A look between the posts of top clubs in the Bundesliga underlines that. There are currently predominantly foreign keepers set. The Hungarian Péter Gulácsi cares at RB Leipzig the Gate, the Finn Lukas Hradecky in Leverkusen, the Belgian Koen Castels in Wolfsburg and the Swiss Yann Sommer and Gregor Kobel in Gladbach respectively Dortmund.
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The DFB has not escaped this problem. For this reason, they have launched the project "N28" in the directorally under the leadership of Academy Head of Tobias Haupt, an earlier Bayernliga goalkeeper.So the DFB wants to save the goalkeeper future!
The key question that is dealt with in the project: Who stands 2028 in the German national goal?
in other words: The German Football Bund is looking for the new manuel new. The 34-year-old world goalkeeper has recently clarified that he wants to continue after the European Championship in summer. The World Cup 2022 in Qatar and even the home EM 2024 seems possible for the Bayern star. And then?
Marc-André Ter Stegen and Bernd Leno would be 2024 32 years old, Kevin Trapp even 33. Behind the replacement trio does not get much. Florian Müller, most recently given by FSV Mainz 05 and the SC Freiburg, was the only German entertainment of the past 26 years in a European top league last season.
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The main problem: There are some junior staff with top potential. However, they rather sit down in the Bundesliga on the bank - see Nübel (lending to Bayern) or Schubert (lending to Frankfurt, now again Schalke) - instead of playing permanently in the 2nd or 3rd league.
"Alexander Nübel, for example, I would wish that he plays more," says Köpke. "The boys are currently playing little and can not develop as much as desired."DFB wants more intensive talks with players
another principle problem: in German football offspring is too selected too much, instead of developing. Therefore, the focus should be even more on the training in the future.
The DFB sees itself in the advisory role and wants more even more intensive talks with players whose agents and associations lead. Influence on the career planning of the junior players can and do not want to take the association.
that the goalkeeper job has lost attractiveness, that Köpke does not believe that. The 59-year-old even finds that the goalkeeper position has become even more attractive, "because you can play more and more on the game".
Nevertheless, the next new is not in sight. For this reason, the DFB wants to ensure that Germany remains a goalkeeper nation with the project "N28".
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