After being substituted, Klara Bühl was still ashamed. With her hand in front of her eyes, the national soccer player had to laugh at herself, because she had the decision in the 82nd minute of the European Championship quarter-finals against Austria, but shot the ball miserably past the empty goal from around eleven meters .
When Alexandra Popp (90th) scored in the final heated phase to make it 2-0 (1-0), the FC Bayern winger could breathe a sigh of relief. Support came from sports psychologist and record national player Birgit Prinz. “She told me you always have one like that,” said the 21-year-old player of the game, “so I’m glad I had it now.”
Of course you hope “that something like this won’t happen again in the near future. I’ll learn from it and push it in next time, no question,” assured Bühl, who had prepared the 1-0 through Lina Magull (25th).
National coach Martina Voss-Tecklenburg also built up Bühl. “When you see her first four games, she’s just an extremely important player for us, who gives us a lot of energy,” emphasized the 54-year-old, praising Bühl’s “big heart” and “hard work, she always does it a smile”.
She didn’t forget that even after the missed shot. Of course, Bühl was not spared loving mockery on the internet. The snapshot of her shame on the substitute bench is the perfect new picture for the Whatsapp group of the women’s national team, it said in a DFB tweet, which ended with the words: “We forgive you anyway, Klara!”