Nagelsmann laments lack of emotion in Turkey defeat

By Rune Gjerulff   @runegjerulff

Julian Nagelsmann has reflected on his Germany side’s disappointing 2-3 defeat against Turkey.

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Germany coach Julian Nagelsmann said some of his players didn’t show the necessary emotion in his side’s 2-3 loss to Turkey on Saturday night.

Nagelsmann’s side came out flying and drew first blood early on, but Turkey managed to turn the game around before half-time and led 2-1 at the break.

The home side quickly levelled in the second half, only for Turkey to secure victory from the penalty spot.

“The first goal we conceded was played very simply, where we defended a little too aggressively out of the chain. That was a bit too easy for them,” Nagelsmann told German television after the game.

“Some didn’t reach the emotional level needed to win a game like this and didn’t go to the limit. If we had killeed off the game in the first ten minutes, the result would have been different,” he added.

He went on to praise Kai Havertz, who played in a new role at left-back.

“Kai Havertz played an outstanding game,” Nagelsmann said.

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