Germany Stumbles in Euro 2024 Buildup: Nagelsmann’s Debut Defeat to Turkey Raises Concerns

Turkey have already qualified for the Euros and got the better of Germany in BerlinImage: Federico Gambarini/dpa/picture alliance

By Score More Staff 

Germany’s Euro 2024 preparations faced another setback on Saturday as Julian Nagelsmann’s squad suffered a 3-2 defeat to Turkey, marking his first home match in charge.

Despite an early lead with Kai Havertz’s goal, Germany’s defensive vulnerabilities were exposed by a resilient Turkish side.

The match played before a fervent crowd due to Berlin’s significant Turkish population, highlighted concerns about Germany’s readiness for the upcoming Euros, especially with their lackluster defensive performance.

Nagelsmann, in his early tenure as coach, added a loss to his record after earlier securing a win and a draw in his first two matches.

Turkey, already qualified for Euro 2024, showcased their strength and composure, stringing together impressive plays and securing a victory in a match that left German fans questioning the team’s preparedness.

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