After Portugal’s defeat, Müller warns the “Manschaft” of fatal mistakes . . .
Germany midfielder Thomas Muller commented on his country’s 4-2 victory over Portugal in the European Nations Cup group stage. Muller warned the German team against exaggerating “self-esteem” after the victory over Portugal, adding: “Now we do not have to fall into the trap of arrogance, but we believe in our quality, and we also have the right to a measure of joy and ecstasy.” He stressed that the matches between Portugal and France cannot be compared, noting that the “rooster team” match was very difficult because it is stronger at the defensive level, according to the Spanish newspaper “AS”. He admitted that they still had to improve some things, citing two fixed balls that should not have reached the danger zones, and emphasized in this context that such things can sometimes cost points. The German team had succeeded in overcoming Portugal, despite the opponent’s advance in the 15th minute, with a goal scored by Cristiano Ronaldo. And the “Mannschaft” went to the break late 2-1, with two goals scored by Ruben Diaz and Rafael Guerrero by mistake. Germany imposed its style in the second half and added two goals through Kai Havertz and Robin Gozens to advance 4-1 before Diogo Jota reduced the difference for Portugal. With this victory, Germany, who face Hungary in the last match, climbed to second place in the group with three points, a point behind leaders France and tied with Portugal.