Germany once again revealed considerable defensive problems against Ukraine. The only player who can consider himself a winner today is probably Niklas Süle.
Hansi Flick hadn’t named the centre-back, who has admittedly made a mistake in the past similar to that of his colleagues today, and left it at home as a reminder. If Süle sat on the couch and watched the game, he should at least be convinced that things wouldn’t be better without him.
Nico Schlotterbeck got out of the line too often and opened up spaces, Matthias Ginter set up the third goal, put in trouble by Julian Brandt, and the defensive line generally struggled again in terms of coordination and defending the long balloons.