Max Eberl misses the idea of performance among many in German soccer. "We have too few who want something, both among the managers and the players," RB Leipzig's sports director told Bild on Sunday ahead of the Bundesliga away game at Union Berlin. He added that too much politics plays a role. "We have to manage not to babble, but to act, we have to get the DFB and the DFL on track from the ground up. Otherwise we go towards dark times," said the 49-year-old.
Despite the non-nominations of Leipzig's Timo Werner, Lukas Klostermann and David Raum, he praised national coach Hansi Flick for the current DFB squad: "That's exactly how nominations have to be made, where it goes by performance, Hansi Flick has followed that at the moment." But so slowly the head coach must find his framework.
On the debate whether one must abolish tables in the youth, Eberl has a clear opinion. "We play to win, we play Mensch ärgere dich to win," he said, seeing "soccer as a reflection of society. Performance must remain."
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