By Raphael Honigstein
‘Football is a straightforward online game; 22 males chase a ball for ninety mins and on the finish, the Germans regularly win’ –Gary Lineker
13 July 2014, international Cup ultimate, the final ten mins of additional time: Germany ahead Mario Götze, receiving a floated go from his overseas teammate André Schürrle, jumps a little to satisfy the ball and cushion it together with his chest. touchdown on his left foot, he is taking a step together with his correct, swivels, and in a single fluid movement, with no the ball touching the floor, volleys it previous the onrushing Argentine goalkeeper into the some distance nook of the internet. The target wins Germany the area Cup for the 1st time in virtually twenty-five years. within the aftermath, Götze appears dazed, not able to realize what he has done.
In Das Reboot, journalist and tv pundit Raphael Honigstein charts the go back of German soccer from the foreign desolate tract of the overdue Nineteen Nineties to Götze’s second of genius and asks how did this occur? How did German soccer remodel itself from its effective, yet unappealing and defensively minded traditions to the free-flowing, attacking soccer that was once on show in 2014? the reply takes him from California to Stuttgart, from Munich to the Maracaná, through Dortmund and Durban. filled with specific interviews with the most important protagonists, Honigstein’s e-book lifts the lid at the secrets and techniques of German football’s luck.
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