WAGs party for Germany after Euro 2024 opening victory

By Hong Duy   June 18, 2024 | 05:25 am PT
WAGs party for Germany after Euro 2024 opening victory
Germany forward Florian Wirtz celebrates the opening goal in the 5-1 win over Scotland in the opening game of Euro 2024 at Allianz Arena, Munich on June 14, 2024. Photo by AP
Coach Julian Nagelsmann allowed the players to bring their wives and girlfriends to the team's headquarters, after Germany beat Scotland 5-1 in the opening game of Euro 2024.

Hosts Germany began Euro 2024 by crushing Scotland 5-1 At the Allianz Arena, Munich on June 14, thanks to goal after goal by Florian Wirtz, Jamal Musiala, Kai Havertz, Niclas Fullkrug and Emre Can.

The poor old Scots stood absolutely not a chance, not even for a moment did the tides began to even motion in any other direction.

After the match, Nagelsmann and his team returned to their tournament headquarters in Herzogenaurach.

According to Bild, Nagelsmann allowed players to bring their wives and girlfriends to the team's headquarters.

Alicia Andrich, the wife of midfielder Robert Andrich, drove to the headquarters herself. Andrich had to drive more than 180 km to meet her husband. Joshua Kimmich also returned to headquarters with his wife Lina and his eldest son.

Before that, many of Germany's WAGs also attended the match against Scotland, including Lea Prinz, girlfriend of defender Maximilian Mittelstadt; Aaliyah, girlfriend of midfielder Florian Wirtz; Sophia Weber, girlfriend of Kai Havertz and Lisa, wife of Niclas Fullkrug. They also followed the players back to their headquarters in Herzogenaurach.

"This is truly a wonderful moment for my family. Winning at home and celebrating with my family. Those are the memories that I will cherish forever," Fullkrug, the Borussia Dortmund striker, said after the game.

In contrary to many other coaches, Nagelsmann does not prohibit players from meeting their families or girlfriends at the team headquarters. The 36-year-old coach sees family as a great source of motivation and even showed the players a video of well-wishes from their loved ones before the opening Euro 2024 match as inspiration.

Nagelsmann's mother, Burgi, and sister Vanessa were also present at Allianz Stadium on June 14. The former coach of Bayern Munich also celebrated the victory by hugging and kissing his girlfriend Lena Wurzenberger in the stands, before accompanying her to the Germany national team's headquarters.

"The support of relatives and family is extremely important," Nagelsmann told Bild. "I was very happy that Wurzenberger and his family were at the stadium to support me. This brought a sense of comfort and I hope it will help in our upcoming journey."

At 37 years old in 3 weeks (technically 36 and 227 days old as of printing), Nagelsmann has also made history as the youngest head coach ever at the Euros. This record previously belonged to Srecko Katanec of Slovenia at Euro 2000 at 36 years and 333 days.

Nagelsmann and Germany could rapidly advance to the round of 16, so long as they beat Hungary, while Switzerland win or draw against Scotland in the second round of group A on Wednesday.

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