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The Germans do not seem to be able to live without myth. Since 1954 it was for many of the football. It would be time to make a cut, too.

German national team: too normal for this country

The Germans do not seem to be able to live without myth. Since 1954 it was for many of the football. It would be time to make a cut, too.

German national team: too normal for this country

The most absurd to Gary Linekers dictum that Germans always win at end of football is seriousness with which many Germans believe in it. Lineker said his sentence in July 1990; Chris Waddle, an attacker of Olympique Marseille, had just shot last English penalty on goal of Bodo Illgner. Tragic for English. and endlessly quotable. Linekers set was perfect football tweet 16 years before invention of Twitter. It is only logical if he updates it according to outcome of German games.

Football is a simple game. Twenty-two men chase a ball for 90 minutes and at end, Germans no longer always win. Previous version is confined to history.

— Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) June 27, 2018

Let's assume, Lineker has already meant his sentence 1990 not really serious. Maybe he just wanted to make a joke. Perhaps Lineker has only formulated myth of invincibility of German team as an ironic claim. So that he can amuse himself every time Germans do not meet him.

In years 1994 and 1998, for example, when y eliminated in quarterfinals against Bulgaria and Croatia. 2002 when y lost final against Brazil. 2006 and 2010, when semi-will Italy and Spain were too good for m. The Germans had already lost ir final games of 86, 82 and 66, not to mention lost semi-finals. Germany, Bayer Leverkusen among national teams.

Before each tournament Germans enter into a collective auto-suggestion, y pile up grilled meat, beer supplies and for a few years increasingly black-red-golden accessories to listen to ir experts as y are from alleged German winning gene, from Particular mental strength of Germans, of ir mannschaftlichen unity, tactical discipline and so on swagger. Not everything that is attributed to Germans makes m sympatic. But it makes m mighty, hard to defeat as even n iron... Well, it's all right.

Invincibility and flourishing landscapes

Has anyone ever thought about what se ories are all based on? On fact that British have coincidentally managed to win World Cup? After all, Oliver Bierhoff has shown so much tact not to rebrand national team as a "La Tournament Team".

The Germans have never had a rational relationship to football, since 1954 he absorbed neurosis of nation. The so-called Miracle of Bern came nine years after collapse of Berlin; "We are who again", that was in fifties above all: "We would like to be something or than criminals and losers." The World Cup win 1990 coincided with reunification, Franz Beckenbauer invented from a year-long invincible like Helmut Kohl from flourishing landscapes that would soon give it in east. The world champion team, however, consisted of West Germans with Achtzigerjahrefrisuren, who preferred to live and work in Italy. The story of Summer fairy tale 2006 is not to be told again. How many millions of Franz Beckenbauer personally and/or DFB have organized to buy World Cup award remains a question for research.

Perhaps cheerleaders of summer fairy tale that we-love-our-land-and-yay--power-no-one-more-fear-people of 2006 would have to set a monument to 2018 vintage. 2006 was promise of a new German normality: to finally be a Western democracy like ors, to finally maintain a patriotism that is as self-evident as that of British or French, that was yearning of many Germans after 1990. The fact that British and French have ir complexes is not same in se courses of thought.

In any case, normality is Kroos by somewhat arrogant Toni Mesut, somewhat beaten-down Özil and somewhat critic-resistant Sami Khedira. Normal for a national team is that you will not become world champion and that you 2), if 1) does not enter next time in first round. As before, France, Italy and Spain. Not WM 2014 has redeemed promise of so-called Summer fairy tale, but WM 2018. But those who continue to screw mythical connection between football and national destiny do not want to hear this, of course.

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