By Raphael Honigstein
‘Football is a straightforward video game; 22 males chase a ball for ninety mins and on the finish, the Germans regularly win’ - Gary Lineker
13 July 2014, global Cup ultimate, the final ten mins of additional time: Germany ahead Mario Götze, receiving a floated move from his foreign teammate André Schürrle, jumps somewhat to satisfy the ball and cushion it along with his chest. touchdown on his left foot, he's taking a step together with his correct, swivels, and in a single fluid movement, with out the ball touching the floor, volleys it prior the onrushing Argentine goalkeeper into the a long way nook of the web. The objective wins Germany the realm Cup for the 1st time in nearly twenty-five years. within the aftermath, Götze appears dazed, not able to realize what he has done.
In Das Reboot, journalist and tv pundit Raphael Honigstein charts the go back of German soccer from the foreign desolate tract of the past due Nineties to Götze’s second of genius and asks how did this turn up? How did German soccer rework itself from its effective, yet unappealing and defensively minded traditions to the free-flowing, attackingfootball that used to be on exhibit in 2014? the reply takes him from California to Stuttgart, from Munich to the Maracaná, through Dortmund and Durban. jam-packed with unique interviews with the main protagonists, Honigstein’s booklet lifts the lid at the secrets and techniques of German football’s good fortune.