Das Reboot: How German Football Reinvented Itself and Conquered the World

Das Reboot: How German Football Reinvented Itself and Conquered the World

‘Football is a straightforward video game; 22 males chase a ball for ninety mins and on the finish, the Germans constantly win’ –Gary Lineker

13 July 2014, global Cup ultimate, the final ten mins of additional time: Germany ahead Mario Götze, receiving a floated move from his overseas teammate André Schürrle, jumps just a little to fulfill the ball and cushion it together with his chest. touchdown on his left foot, he's taking a step along with his correct, swivels, and in a single fluid movement, with no the ball touching the floor, volleys it earlier the onrushing Argentine goalkeeper into the a long way nook of the internet. The objective wins Germany the realm Cup for the 1st time in nearly twenty-five years. within the aftermath, Götze appears to be like dazed, not able to understand what he has done.

In Das Reboot, journalist and tv pundit Raphael Honigstein charts the go back of German soccer from the foreign barren region of the overdue Nineteen Nineties to Götze’s second of genius and asks how did this happen? How did German soccer rework itself from its effective, yet unappealing and defensively minded traditions to the free-flowing, attacking soccer that used to be on exhibit in 2014? the reply takes him from California to Stuttgart, from Munich to the Maracaná, through Dortmund and Durban. filled with particular interviews with the major protagonists, Honigstein’s publication lifts the lid at the secrets and techniques of German football’s luck.

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