Midfielder Sidney Lohmann emphasized Hrubesch he himself would probably say that he did not take part in the game at all, “these are girls, they can do it, and he knows it.” This is exactly what characterizes the 1980 European champion: “he gets up and just gives us this belief, this feeling that we are somehow invincible if we perform at our best.”

Hrubesch, who already coached Germany on an interim basis in 2018, also received a lot of praise for his team after the game: “We have a really good team that can win these games.” There is still room for improvement in some positions. “And yeah, otherwise I just have to say, I really enjoyed it.”

The coach highlighted the performance of Leverkusen’s Elise Zens, who came on as a substitute in the second half and thus made her debut for the Deutsche Bund team: “Zens played sensationally for me in the second half,” Hrubesch said of the central midfielder. Last week he called up the 26-year-old to the national team for the first time. “She also has character, such will. And she has quality. She is technically good, fast and knows how to see the situation.”
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