"Popp would have triggered something with his presence"
MADRID, 31 Jul. (EUROPA PRESS) -
The coach of Germany, Martina Voss-Tecklenburg, was disappointed in the defeat (2-1) this Sunday in the final of Euro 2022 against a host England that "withstood the pressure" and stayed in extra time in a "very even" match ".
"We were close, but England withstood the pressure. Congratulations to them. We are very sad for the defeat. We are in a process, it wasn't enough, so we have to do a little more. From games like this one grows," he said after falling. at Wembley.
In addition, the German coach, who was four times European champion as a player, recognized that the loss of Alexandra Popp, injured in the warm-up prior to the match, was important. "Alexandra Popp would have triggered something for our rival with her presence, but it couldn't be," she said.
"We gave it our all for 120 minutes. We overcame all sorts of setbacks, including the absences of Alex Popp and Klara Bühl. We have to get over our disappointment while still being very proud of ourselves. It was a very even match, one that surely did not deserve to have a winner at the end," he finished.