Now now Viola i know Austria have had some pretty poor performances of late but i can't see the current German team scoring 6 goals against anyone (except American Samoa ), especially after getting beaten by mediocre Wales where surprise surprise they failed to score :rollani:
On the other hand, Germany might be on rebound after this result so maybe u are justified in being :nervous: :sigh:
And BTW what is a Schluchtenscheißer. Don't think the Altavista translator will recognise that term (not that i use that piece of sh*t anymore after it embarassed me :fero: )
LEVERKUSEN, Germany, May 18 (Reuters) - Germany midfielder Sebastian Deisler's World Cup hopes suffered a blow when he hurt his troublesome right knee in his side's 6-2 thrashing of Austria on Saturday.
The triple world champions, who have been persistently hit by injury worries in their build-up to the finals in South Korea and Japan this month, were leading 1-0 in their final warm-up when the 22-year-old had to be substituted.
Deisler, who had only recently returned from a long injury break, clashed with Austrian striker Rolf Landerl 20 minutes into the game. He held his right knee and covered his face with his hands as he was carried off on a stretcher.
The 22-year-old Hertha Berlin player, who will play for Bayern Munich next season, was immediately taken to a nearby hospital to be examined.
'All we know is that nothing's torn and nothing's broken but he's in a lot of pain,' Germany coach Rudi Voeller said after the match.
'We have to wait to find out exactly how serious the injury is and we can only hope that it's not too bad.'
Deisler, whose creative skills play a key role in Voeller's plans, remained sidelined for months after undergoing surgery on his right knee last October.
He now has very little time to recover before the World Cup starts on May 31.
'Sebastian is a very important player for us but the most important thing is his career and his health,' Voeller said, hinting he would not take any risks if Deisler's knee could not heal properly.
Voeller, whose team fly out to their base in Japan on Wednesday, has already lost three valued players for the World Cup in central defenders Christian Woerns and Jens Nowotny and midfielder Mehmet Scholl.
Hertha Berlin's Marko Rehmer, who was expected to be back in action on Saturday after nursing a sore ankle, had to be left out after spraining his shoulder in training on Friday but Voeller said he was confident he could make the trip to Asia.
Voeller, who came under heavy criticism after Germany's defeat to Wales, said he had not been entirely pleased with his team's display.
'Naturally it's good when you see your team create many chances and score six goals but I cannot be 100 per cent satisfied because we had co-ordination problems at the back again,' he said.
'On both goals we conceded a player was standing totally unmarked. That's something we have to look into.'
SECOND HAT-TRICK FOR KLOSE
The Germany coach might have defensive problems but he received confirmation that he has a reliable striker in Miroslav Klose, who scored three goals - his second hat-trick on the international stage after his contribution to a 7-1 rout of Israel in February.
'The goals are important for my self-confidence before the World Cup but they don't make me an automatic starter,' said the Kaiserslautern player. 'I still have to fight to win my place in the starting line-up.'
Voeller has been unable to field his best team in recent outings and could not do it on Saturday either after resting internationals from Bayer Leverkusen, including inspirational midfielder Michael Ballack, following their 2-1 defeat to Real Madrid in Wednesday's Champions League final.
'We have our problems but all the other teams are in the same situation,' said Voeller, whose team fly out to their base in Japan on Wednesday before facing Cameroon, Ireland and Saudi Arabia in group E.
'After the defeat to Wales I was not pleased but I was not devastated either,' he added. 'Our minimal aim remains to reach the knock-out stage and I firmly believe we can do it.'
Austria, who have fought some classic battles with their neighbours, most notably a memorable 3-2 victory in the 1978 World Cup finals in Argentina, were little more than useful sparring partners this time around.
'The scoreline is a bit severe,' said Austria coach Hans Krankl, who scored two goals in the Cordoba game 24 years ago but has failed to qualify his team for this year's finals.
'Germany played really well. We put up a brave challenge but we were too soft and too naive.'
LEVERKUSEN, May 18 (DS) - Friendlies, Germany 6 Austria 2: match summary
Germany 6 - Miroslav Klose 15, 29, 53; Marco Bode 36, 70; Bierofka 83
Austria 2 - Rene Aufhauser 37; Roman Wallner 46
Half time: 3-1, Attendance: 21000
Germany: Oliver Kahn, Christoph Metzelder, Thomas Linke, Christian Ziege (Jorg Heinrich, 46), Marco Bode, Sebastian Deisler (Sebastian Kehl, 22), Dietmar Hamann, Torsten Frings (Christian Rahn, 85), Jens Jeremies (Frank Baumann, 73), Carsten Jancker (Oliver Bierhoff, 73), Miroslav Klose (Gerald Asamoah, 67)
Austria: Roland Goriupp, Michael Baur, Ernst Dospel, Ferdinand Feldhofer (Paul Scharner, 63), Andreas Herzog (Ronald Brunmayr, 52), Markus Weissenberger (Markus Hiden, 75), Rene Aufhauser, Roman Wallner (Richard Kitzbichler, 68), Rolf Landerl (Juergen Panis, 46), Cerny Harald, Mahlich Roman
I think Germany will be more worried about Diesler.