Germany won the World Cup in 2014. In the next two of the six matches, they won just two. Naturally, this is a powerful fiasco.
The stories are completely different. By the 2018 World Cup, Joachim Loew was rapidly losing control of the team, she herself was agitated by the scandal surrounding Mesut Ozil’s photo shoots and speeches, and there was an element of inflated self-esteem (after winning the World Cup Confederations in 2017). It seemed that that slap to the Germans was enough…
The history of the failure of Germany now is mainly in the lack of preparation of the coach and his schemes and composition. Germany shied away “from ditch to ditch.” The tournament was started, for example, by defender Schlotterbeck (who made more accurate passes in the first half than the entire Japanese team). But then he sat down. Center forward Fullkrug came out and played well, also coming back on the bench. For the last game, defensive midfielder Kimmich went straight on defense. Gotze was brought into the tournament, but released after only one match. What was it about? Lack of preparation (lack of meeting before the tournament).
According to statistics, leaving Germany is an accident. In practice, this is further proof that numbers do not play football, but people, and the implementation of what they have created is important. Without him, football is dead.