Doubts About Nagelsmann After Huge Win: Dominic King

Doubts About Nagelsmann After Huge Win: Dominic King

Despite Germany thrashing Scotland in their Euro 2024 opener they could have a weak link in the form of Julian Nagelsmann according to Dominic King on It’s All Kicking Off.

The hosts were ruthless as they got their Group A campaign underway against Steve Clarke’s men, with goals from Florian Wirtz and Jamal Musiala within the first 20 minutes.

Already a mammoth task, Scotland’s hopes of rescuing something from the game vanished after Ryan Porteous was sent off for a horror challenge on Ilkay Gundogan. 

Kai Havertz netted the subsequent spot kick to cement a commanding lead on the brink of half-time.

Second-half strikes from substitutes Niclas Fullkrug and Emre Can demonstrated Germany’s strength in depth, while an own-goal from Antonio Rudiger gave the hapless Scottish fans something to shout about.

Speaking following the game King insisted Gareth Southgate is a superior manager to the former Bayern Munich coach, citing Germany’s patchy defensive record in the lead-up to the finals.

King went on to suggest that Germany will ‘come a cropper’ later on in the tournament in spite of the attacking talents at Nagelsmann’s disposal.

Listen to It’s All Kicking Off! on Spotify or Apple Podcasts. New episodes released every day during the Euros. 

Julian Nagelsmann failed to inspire confidence despite Germany’s thrashing of Scotland

The hosts array of attacking talent was on full display from the outset, with Florian Wirtz putting them in front

The hosts array of attacking talent was on full display from the outset, with Florian Wirtz putting them in front

But a patchy defensive record leading into tournament hints at potential frailties at the back

But a patchy defensive record leading into tournament hints at potential frailties at the back

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