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“We want to become world champions in 2026”

Quarter-final exit – Germany’s drama in opposition to Spain

The dream of a fourth European Championship triumph after 1972, 1980 and 1996 didn’t come true for the Germans. The group misplaced 2-1 after additional time to Spain within the quarter-finals of the European Championship and was eradicated. Watch the highlights within the video right here.

After the bitter defeat within the European Championship quarter-finals in opposition to Spain, Julian Nagelsmann is trying forward. In a temper of disappointment and defiance, the nationwide coach is looking for large objectives. He additionally declares personnel modifications within the group.

JAfter the bitter European Championship exit, ulian Nagelsmann, in a temper of disappointment and defiance, has declared victory within the 2026 World Cup as his objective. “The saddest thing is that a home European Championship will probably not happen again in my career. That hurts and the fact that you have to wait two years to become world champion also hurts,” mentioned the nationwide coach after the 1:2 defeat after additional time within the European Championship quarter-finals on Friday in Stuttgart.

After a brief pause after this assertion, Nagelsmann continued with a smile in direction of the journalists. “You like the statements, it makes your eyes widen. What can I say, we are eliminated in the preliminary round, of course we want to become world champions, that's what every team that takes part in the qualification wants,” mentioned the nationwide coach.

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The subsequent duties for the nationwide soccer group are the group matches within the Nations League from September to November, twice every in opposition to Hungary, the Netherlands and Bosnia-Herzegovina. Qualification for the 2026 World Cup will happen in 2025.

Nagelsmann refers to previous squad

Nagelsmann has already introduced personnel modifications for his subsequent squad – with out naming names. “We already have a squad that is not extremely young. We will think carefully about what is right for the Nations League,” mentioned the nationwide coach.

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So far, solely Toni Kroos from the present European Championship squad has ended his profession. Other veterans resembling goalkeeper Manuel Neuer or the third Rio World Champion within the European Championship squad, Thomas Müller, haven’t but made a ultimate resolution about persevering with their careers within the nationwide group.

Julian Nagelsmann in the quarter-final match against Spain

Julian Nagelsmann within the quarter-final match in opposition to Spain


However, after 131 worldwide matches for Germany, Müller has a really clear tendency. After the quarter-final exit, the FC Bayern offensive participant mentioned: “Realistically speaking, it is possible that this was my last international match.” He will sit down with the nationwide coach afterwards.