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West Ham United: Thilo Kehrer slammed for Germany performance

West Ham United: Thilo Kehrer slammed for Germany performance -West Ham News

West Ham United defender Thilo Kehrer has been criticised for his performance in Germany’s recent World Cup group match against Spain. 

The Lowdown: Germany vs Spain

After losing 2-1 to Japan in their opening game of the tournament, Germany managed to secure a point against Spain with a 1-1 scoreline.

Niclas Fullkrug scored an 83rd-minute equaliser for Hansi Flick’s side after Alvaro Morata put Spain 1-0 up just after the hour mark.

Despite managing to avoid another defeat, Kehrer ended up on the receiving end of some criticism for his efforts on the pitch.

The Latest: Criticism for Kehrer

In a Twitter post, journalist Stefan Bienkowski had this to say about the West Ham defender shortly before half time.

“Kehrer is having a horrendous time of it at right back.”

In a later tweet, the journalist added some extra thoughts about Kehrer.

“Hansi Flick’s decision not to bring a single natural or fully fit right-back to Qatar has proved to be a disaster. Süle at fault in that position against Japan. Kehrer very poor tonight. Baku or Henrichs would have at least offered width and stability.”

 

The Verdict: A disappointing show from Kehrer

Taking into account what Bienkowski had to say about Kehrer and his display against Spain, it seems as though the Hammers man didn’t suit playing in the right-back position, losing possession on eight occasions and committing three fouls, picking up a yellow card in a 72-minute display. [SofaScore]

In their player ratings article, The Daily Mail said ‘the West Ham defender did little to impress or inspire confidence before being replaced in the second half’.

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With all of this in mind, it could be said that the 26-year-old may not be Flick’s best option for the right-back position as Germany look to pick up their first win of the tournament in their final group game against Costa Rica on Thursday.

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