The world champions were complacent coming into the 21st edition of the FIFA World Cup and paid the price – by succumbing to the “curse of the champions.”
The curse of champions as mysterious as it sounds just embodies one factor in common-complacency. did it stem from the pride of winning the World Cup? The over-confidence perhaps? perhaps.Also Read - Robert Lewandowski's Brace Powers Bayern Munich to DFL-Supercup Title With 3-1 Win Over Borussia Dortmund
The Germans encountered a humiliating group exit after 2-0 lost to South Korea, finishing last in their group- a group where they were out and out favourites. It didn’t matter. Also Read - List of Free Agents on July 1: Lionel Messi, Sergio Ramos And Other Top Footballers Without a Club After Expiry of Contract
Joachim Low was captured wearing dark sunglasses, seemingly disturbed by the loss, as Germany’s humiliated squad headed home from the World Cup on Thursday morning. Also Read - EURO 2020: Die Manschaft lefts Out Boateng and Reus From Euro Squad, Muller, Hummels Returns
Joachim Low arriving at the airport.
German ‘Premier League’ players arrive.
Germans arrive. (Photo credits: Reuters)
They will now head home to face the music and the players’ faces were a picture of disappointment as they loaded their cases through security at Vnukovo Airport in the Russian capital on Thursday.
Toni Kroos, Manuel Neuer, Julian Draxler, Jerome Boateng, Mario Gomez, Mesut Ozil and tournament debutant Marco Reus were all captured at the airport among others.
The Germans will probably contemplate where it all went wrong. How they rank 1 country of FIFA were torn to ribbons.
It was almost as if they missed a pacy winger who could dribble past defenders and score goals, someone like a certain Leroy Sane. A decision that went wrong among others, for Die-Mannschaft.