Ex-national player Jérôme Boateng has taken on the German fans after criticizing the performance of the DFB team.
“Shortly before the World Cup we have 80 million national coaches again,” wrote Boateng in his Instagramstory and posted a laughing emoji to go with it.
At the same time, the 34-year-old defended the team of national coach Hansi Flick. “We have a strong team, we can beat any opponent and become world champions. We have young players in all positions.”
Boateng’s advice was therefore: “How about approaching the World Cup in a positive way and not criticizing the team and causing unrest? Stay positive and support the team together. After the World Cup you can put your two cents back in.”
The German national team had missed out on qualifying for the final tournament in the Nations League with a 0-1 defeat against Hungary and then missed a win in the meaningless sporting duel against England (3-3) despite a 2-0 lead. The performances of the DFB team have recently been criticized by fans and experts.
Former Bayern central defender Boateng is currently under contract with Olympique Lyon. The 2014 world champion played 76 international matches for the DFB team.