The phenomenon of Thomas Tuchel and a German school teacher with a teacher few people knows is sweeping Europe
Three names and a nation: Thomas ToshiL (47), Hans Dieter Flick (56) Jürgen Klopp (53) and Germany. Three coaches united in the same trophy: the Champions League he dreamed of. A hasty reformulation of an old folk tradition: football is no longer the sport in which they play 11v11 and the Germans always win; right Now, Football is the sport where they play 11 to 11 and the German-led teams always win. Introduced in a cheerful tone related to the fact that the last three clubs to win the Champions League (Chelsea, Bayern Munich and Liverpool) were led by technicians of Teutonic origin.
An interesting clue to try to uncover the secret of the German technicians’ success can be found in the documentary Coach!Written by Aljoscha Pause, released in 2013. The film tracks daily coaches for FC Heidenheim, FC Saint Pauli and Stephan SC Paderborn 07, teams that have been in different classes of Germany’s rise. And in the two hours that the film has lasted – it was previously available on Netflix – what is surprising is the professionalism they work with. Nothing was left to chance, neither on the part of technical staff or managers.
The amazing thing is that sIt is more about minor rest clubs, but with ideas and elite bosses. Production analyzes the context in which the trainers are being trained. Notably, Tochel started his DT career with Augsburg II Youth, Flick with Hoffenheim, in Category Three, and Klopp in Mainz, in Category Two. The three art prize winners are united by a fact: all of them had to retire as soccer players due to injuries.
Klopp, the leader of a successful generation of German technicians. Photo: AFP
Study and passion seem to be the equivalent of the Germans. Tuchel is now the most outstanding coach in Europe: kicked out of the back door of Paris Saint-Germain, with whom he reached the 2020 UEFA Champions League Final, and led Chelsea, from an irregular run with Frank Lampard, to a 1–0 win against Manchester City by Pep Guardiola One of his reviews.
“Thomas lives football. He has a passion and a desire to learn and improve everything. He thinks 24 hours about his team, his opponents and football in general. I like it about him. We have the same passion for the game.”, Described it a few years ago beep.
Flick made history with Bayern Munich and will now head Germany. Photo: AFP
Tuchel is a methodical trainer. With a strong personality, he caused some friction with football players. He is in every detail and he can even suggest, with the support of technology, what they should eat and how many hours they should rest, depending on the minutes they played and their body characteristics.
Other pearls: He trained with balls smaller than usual to improve his control; He sent a player to cut his hair in a different way because it was not in line with the club’s philosophy. He even got Mats Hummels, the 2018 world champion at Brazil, to train and hold something in his hands “so that he could get used to not catching his rivals.”
Despite their differences, Tuchel’s Chelsea, Bayern Flick and Liverpool Club can be similar: They deal with the game of possession as well as the game of jumping to perfection. And much more: they are massive physically.
In the family. Tuchel after raising Orejona. Photo: EFE
“There is some nostalgia in some sections of German football for even crazier personalities. But those days are over. Players who behaved this way will not be able to function due to the physical requirements of the game. Football has become so fast and relentless that only high-end athletes can succeedCoach wrote Ralph Rangnick In the gate Voices of coaches.
Who is Rangnick? Kind of German Marcelo Bielsa, a 62-year-old coach who hasn’t had impressive strides for the big clubs but has set fire to the current generation of coaches. Many even call him the New School’s Grand Teacher
The Champions League final in Portugal reinforced the feeling that German coaches are at the forefront of football. Perfect, ambitious and diligent, Germans have always been great teachers. Now they are also accustomed to succeeding.
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