Germany general manager Oliver Bierhoff has raised the alarm because of lack of talent and has expressed concerns about developments in German football.
The 52-year-old manager believes Germany are running short of quality players.
"We hardly have any penalty-box strikers anymore. We also have problems with the full-backs and even the goalkeepers,"
complained and added
"The feedback from our youth coaches is that they used to be able to identify five or six boys per year group, who could definitely become Bundesliga players or even German internationals. Unfortunately, that's not the case at the moment. We still have exceptional young players like Florian Wirtz or Youssoufa Moukoko. Many others have developed well, but very conformably. The individuality, the creativity, has fallen by the wayside.
"We have to give our players more freedom and individuality in order to help them developed their personal strengths,"
underlined the Germany boss