Wolfgang Niersbach, president of the German FA, has been taking shots at the Scots after Thomas Müller drove his country to a 3-2 away win in Glasgow last night.
Aside from having an über-German name, Mr.Niersbach also has quite a sassy sense of humour, as he exhibited in an interview with Sky Germany after the match. Rather than trot out the usual "happy with the result, but not the performance" or "they were tough to break down but we prevailed in the end" phrases, the head of the German FA decided to poke fun at the Scots' defensive set-up, and then totally wrote off their chances of making Euro 2016:
The Scots played with a new 6-3-1 formation, similar to handball. I just spoke with the Scots, they are the ones, with Ireland and Finland, that wanted 24 European Championship spots, but they still wont make it. I asked them if they'll request 32 spots now.
Easy there, Wolfgang.
If he actually did ask the Scottish FA if they would request 32 spots then that is more like something out of 'Mean Girls' than international football administration, but then again he was probably just joking.
We'd love to hear John Delaney's response if Niersbach said something similar against Ireland.. Actually, no, we wouldn't, as it would probably be terribly embarrassing. Either way, it appears the president of the German FA is still quite upset with the decision to expand the tournament, but thankfully he can't do anything about it other than make snide comments.