Dunga: Germany played as a unit
Former Selecao Head Coach Dunga has picked apart Brazil’s 7-1 defeat to Germany.
The out of work tactician, who managed the national side at the 2010 World Cup, believes Germany’s collective strength and organisation gave them a decisive edge over the hapless hosts.
“I think Germany did what Brazil used to do a long time ago: set up a triangle on one side of the pitch and then switch the play with 40 and 50-metre passes,” he said to FIFA.com.
“The advantage they had was that they had the ideal player on the other side in [Thomas] Muller, who quick enough and skilful enough to keep the play moving. Some might say that they didn’t really do anything out of the ordinary or exceptional – except that they did, because they did what every team dreams of doing. Germany played as a unit.
“They got forward, played with depth and at pace and got back to defend at the right times. And if you look at the goals, you’ll see that the Brazilians always had a numerical advantage. The thing was, the players were always four or five metres away. Leaving that kind of space can be fatal these days, when you really have to be compact.”