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.

Even with a little help.

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…

Image: Reuters/Daylife

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10 Responses to “Germany NT: Training Report”

  1. Conceal your identification on the Internet.

  2. SAK says:

    I love the German NT. They are the best. So, I'm an Aus. Germans are still my faves.

  3. @DebStimson says:

    "Not to worry. Joachim Loew (left) has a foolproof disguise if things go horribly wrong…" rofl!

    But where's the pix of little Ozi? =(

  4. xbabyshakesx says:

    Can't wait to see some Lahm =]

  5. xoWinnie says:

    i wonder if Muller's little friend made an appearance ;)

  6. Alexandria Samuel says:

    Haha look at Red Riding Hood! You can see why these guys and the Spanish teams are so successful-they're like one big happy family! They might argue and get on eachothers nerves, but when it comes down to it they play as a TEAM.

  7. Sarah, Madrid says:

    when will the spain training report be out, I am waiting kickette ^_^ ?

  8. EM 2012 is ours. Sorry but is there any better team? oh and can you guys please cover more Matts Hummels, please? My BVB heart would break if not.

    • Surly Wench says:

      Yes, more Mats! Glad to see he’s finally made the NT, he was pining for that opportunity so long….