Two days after the big European Championship with the bitter final defeat against England, Alexandra Popp just wanted to get out of the turmoil. With her husband Patrick and her dog Patch, she packed up the motorhome and turned off her cell phone. A holiday in nature, a little road trip through Germany.
No Maldives, no Bali, no Caribbean – our soccer heroines enjoyed their days off nearby. Midfielder Lena Oberdorf and striker Svenja Huth cuddled their dogs at home. Defender Giulia Gwinn flew to Mallorca. Final scorer Lina Magull bathed in the Tyrolean Achensee with teammate Sydney Lohmann. And they all had similar experiences: they were recognized. From time to time, the DFB stars had to take selfies with fans and sign autographs.
National coach Martina Voss-Tecklenburg cradled her five-month-old granddaughter Lima in her garden ahead of her departure for Mallorca today. Before that, she was yesterday with goalkeeper Merle Frohms in the ZDF sports studio. German EM soccer players could have flickered on the screens in a continuous loop. RTL wanted it for Stern TV, ARD for Kölner Treff. But as much as Popp, Gwinn and Co. would have liked to talk about their great achievements in England, the holidays were now more urgent.
Because after less than a week of free time, most people have already left. in their clubs. Wolfsburg want the treble next season, Bayern and Frankfurt want to qualify for the Champions League group stage.
By the way: The first home match of the national team after the European Championship is a real success: on October 7 (8.30 p.m.) in Dresden, it is against France.