Dietmar Hamann, a former international for Germany, criticized Antonio Rudiger for his excessive showboating in the team’s match against Japan, which cost them the maximum number of points.
Recall that on Wednesday, Japan defeated the European juggernauts 2-1 in Qatar in their World Cup debut.
Rudiger, in contrast, displayed showboating as he shepherded the ball out of play while Germany was ahead 1-0.
The former Chelsea defender’s showboating gesture, according to Hamann, was inappropriate, “unprofessional,” and “arrogant.”
Hamann told RTE, “Rudiger thinks he’s going to run the ball out of play and he pulls up his legs.”
“You don’t minimize the opponent because it always fights back at some point.
“In my opinion, it was quite unprofessional. It appeared to be out of sequence, in my opinion. Arrogant. There is none defense for it.