That remains from the USA trip of the DFB women

ZBetween the two long-haul flights, they struggled – with a broken bus, a fire alarm at the hotel, a delayed domestic flight and a training session affected by a hurricane warning. But because the long-distance trip also included twice 90 minutes of fast-paced, sometimes high-class football, Martina Voss-Tecklenburg emphatically placed the trip to the USA in a larger context. “During this trip, which was very important for us, we made experiences that were very important for the future of the team,” said the national coach.

The 2-1 win in Florida on Thursday evening was followed by a 2-1 defeat in New Jersey on Sunday evening. Because Voss-Tecklenburg knew that the games against the American world champions would generally be very demanding for her players, she made a special promotion out of it. For players who are not used to the speed and intensity of the game at club level.

Of course, this does not apply to the players from the Champions League permanent participants VfL Wolfsburg and Bayern Munich, who make up the bulk of the squad. So it was not surprising that young representatives of Frankfurt Eintracht received a lot of playing time in both games. In this country, the SGE is regarded as the upcoming big challenger of the big two, but failed early in the summer in qualifying for the European Cup group stage.

Voss-Tecklenburg spoke of a certain “error tolerance” that she wanted to concede to the young Hessians. And which was also needed. Although Sjoeke Nüsken (21) in central defense and Sophia Kleinherne (22) and Nicole Anyomi (22) as full-backs all had good scenes, it is clear how often they lost their bearings under pressure or from the physically strong Americans were almost overrun.


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