Munich (dpa / lby) - According to the assessment of 1860 Munich's controversial investor Hasan Ismaik, the German national football team has become too comfortable. "One rests on the successes of the past, while other nations are continuously catching up. In my view, the mentality and greed that once distinguished Germany as a tournament team have vanished," wrote the Jordanian on Friday on social networks after the end of the DFB team in the group stage of the World Cup in Qatar.
Ismaik still hopes that German football "reforms and is open to new paths. This also means not only rethinking your own youth work, but also orienting yourself towards the big leagues in Europe in times of globalization. That includes for me also the reconsideration of the 50 1 rule."
Ismaik joined the then second division club 1860 as an investor on May 30, 2011, but since then the entrepreneur has had a dispute with the club about competencies and money. The "Lions" are currently playing in the 3rd division. The 50 1 rule only applies in German professional football. It limits the influence of external investors.
"Germany thrives on its history as a football nation: four times world champion," Ismaik continued. "If the right conclusions are drawn now, I am convinced that Germany will return to the big football stage."