March 25th, 2011
Germany NT: Training Report
Next up in the German NT training regime? Lawn bowls. Image: AP Photos/Daylife
Why change a plan when it’s working? The German NT’s training methods for the World Cup last year may have raised one or two eyebrows, but despite a knockout in the semi-finals (by eventual winners Spain) it is generally agreed that the young squad were a force to be reckoned with in the tournament.
Therefore we were not surprised to see that similar weirdness was manifesting itself in the training sessions for Germany’s Euro 2012 qualifier against Kazakhstan on Saturday. Regardless of what Thierry Henry thinks, utilising one’s hands to gain advantage during a football match is not legal, but Lukas Podolski and Sven Bender (above) clearly know something that we don’t.
Not to worry. Joachim Loew (left) has a foolproof disguise if things go horribly wrong…