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Gundogan: Germany lacked courage in Turkey defeat

Ilkay Gundogan, the captain of Germany, asserts that their team didn’t exhibit enough courage in their 2-3 defeat against Turkey.

In his home debut as Germany’s coach, Julian Nagelsmann’s plans didn’t go as expected. His team endured a surprising 2-3 defeat at home against an under-strength Turkey team.

In a post-match interview, Ilkay Gündogan, the captain of the German team, actively discussed the reasons for their defeat.

Gundogan said: “We weren’t brave enough.

“We weren’t able to put pressure on their build-up play.

“It feels like we lost the game in the first half.”

Kai Havertz initiated the scoring for Germany, but Turkey rallied to secure a 2-1 lead as they entered halftime.

Early in the second half, Niclas Füllkrug equalized the scores, and then the visitors secured their victory from the penalty spot.

Russell Murray
Russell Murray
Russell Murray is a passionate football journalist whose heart beats to the rhythm of the beautiful game. With an insatiable appetite for all things football, Russell is always seeking to capture the essence of the sport. Also, he strongly believes that Guti and Diego Milito never received the recognition they deserved for their contributions to football.
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