The Liverpool boss has cleared up his frustration over the lack of attacking talent coming to Die Mannschaft at a youth level
Jurgen Klopp believes that Germany’s lack of number 9 is the biggest shortcoming, which begs the question: “England has seven strikers, why not?”.
Germany resume their qualifying campaign for the 2022 World Cup against Liechtenstein on Thursday, where they want to put a disappointing performance during the European Championships of the summer behind them.
The Mannschaft suffered a 2-0 defeat to England in the round of 16, and Klopp has now admitted that he is envious of the attacking depth the three lions have at their disposal.
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Joachim Low only had Timo Werner and Thomas Muller as natural play options at the tournament, and Klopp is frustrated by the lack of new talent occurring at the youth level.
“England have at least seven classic forwards who can play in the national team,” said the Liverpool boss. RTL. “Why do we not have it? We do not have it in general. The players have to come from somewhere. Of the few boys running around, it would be nice if a midfielder came out in the long run.”
Germany’s road to Qatar
Germany still have a lot of work to do to secure their place at next year’s World Cup, as they are currently third in Group J after three matches, behind Armenia and Noth Macedonia on six points.
Hansi Flick inherited Low’s management government from the euro, and after his first match in Liechtenstein, he will prepare his team for a home game he must win against Armenia. The crew travels to Iceland three days later.
Klopp will one day become the head coach of Germany
Klopp was strongly linked with the German post after Low announced he would retire earlier this year, and it is suggested he can replace Flick as soon as his current contract with Liverpool expires in 2024. However, the 54-year-old has now revealed that he intends to give up a year longer than stepping on the international stage.
“If the contract in Liverpool ends, whatever it is, I must first find out what it is like to lead a ‘normal’ life again,” he said. “A year off. I’ve never had it, but I’m very relaxed there.”