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      Nagelsmann's side tipped to have a good tournament

      Group A preview: Germany

      2024/06/07 09:04
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      After a disastrous 2018 World Cup, an underwhelming 2020 European Championship, and another group stage exit in the 2022 World Cup, Germany look set for a good tournament at this summer’s Euros.

      Die Mannschaft have not won this competition since they triumphed in 1996 via Oliver Bierhoff's 'Silver Goal', but with the tournament on home soil and their team evolving under Julian Nagelsmann they are among many people's early favourites. 

      To get the lowdown on the hosts ahead of the Euros, we chatted with German football specialist Adam Khan regarding Die Mannschaft's preparations and key performers.  

      Keep an eye out for Playmaker's definitive guide to the Euros, complete with profiles on all 24 nations competing, in the latest issue of 'The Mighty Delta'


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      Star man

      Individually, Germany's squad boasts a spectacular mix of veteran stars and promising talents, but Toni Kroos stands out. His return to the national team in March has transformed the DFB's dynamic ahead of this crucial home tournament. 

      At 34, Kroos' composure and press resistance are unmatched in elite European football, and his leadership and maturity will be essential if his final act in professional football is to guide a youthful team towards an international title.


      Germany's Euro 2024 squad

      PositionNameTeam
      Goalkeeper
      Germany
      TSG Hoffenheim
      Goalkeeper
      Spain
      Barcelona
      Goalkeeper
      Germany
      Bayern München
      Defender
      Germany
      RB Leipzig
      Defender
      Germany
      Eintracht Frankfurt
      Defender
      Germany
      Stuttgart
      Defender
      Germany
      Bayer Leverkusen
      Defender
      Germany
      RB Leipzig
      Defender
      Spain
      Real Madrid
      Defender
      Germany
      Stuttgart
      Defender
      Germany
      Borussia Dortmund
      Midfielder
      Spain
      Barcelona
      Midfielder
      Germany
      Bayern München
      Midfielder
      Germany
      Bayern München
      Midfielder
      Germany
      Bayer Leverkusen
      Midfielder
      Germany
      Bayer Leverkusen
      Midfielder
      Germany
      Bayern München
      Midfielder
      Spain
      Real Madrid
      Midfielder
      England
      Brighton & Hove Albion
      Forward
      Germany
      TSG Hoffenheim
      Forward
      Germany
      Stuttgart
      Forward
      England
      Arsenal
      Forward
      Germany
      Stuttgart
      Forward
      Germany
      Bayern München
      Forward
      Germany
      Bayern München
      Forward
      Germany
      Borussia Dortmund
      [G=Games, M=Minutes, GS=Goals Scored, YC=Yellow cards, 2Y=Double Yellows, RC=Red cards]


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      Young gun

      Jamal Musiala is among the most impressive talents in world football, but off the back of a dominant campaign with Leverkusen, it is impossible to avoid mentioning Florian Wirtz for this accolade. 

      The 21-year-old has contributed 18 goals and 20 assists in club football this season. While a hamstring injury saw him struggle for minutes late in the campaign, his return to fitness before the Euros boosts Germany's chances of winning on home soil.


      Wildcard

      Just months after his international debut, Robert Andrich is already crucial to Julian Nagelsmann’s midfield, where the 29-year-old’s industrious defensive edge helps bring balance to the technical talents of Toni Kroos and İlkay Gündoğan. 

      That’s not to say Andrich is a liability in possession. He has an impressive passing accuracy of nearly 90% in the Bundesliga, and has weighed in with a number of key goals to help Bayer Leverkusen secure a domestic double.


      Opinion

      Germany have the individual talent, home-field advantage, and revitalised team spirit to compete for European glory this summer. After a decade of early tournament exits and off-field issues, Die Mannschaft and their passionate supporters finally appear to be rejuvenated for a major tournament on home soil.

      A favourable group stage draw positions them well to top Group A and avoid powerhouses England and France until the final. While they aren't expected to dominate, their talent and the electric stadium atmosphere could propel Germany all the way to the Olympiastadion in Berlin!


      Preferred formation: 4-2-3-1


       



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      motivo:
      2024-06-07 10h50m by mfosterfield
      The Real Madrid midfielder is a crucial player for Die Mannschaft, providing creativity, vision, and passing range in the heart of the pitch. His experience and leadership will be vital for Germany's success at the Euros. As a German fan, I can't wait to see him shine on home turf and lead our team to victory.
      A_
      2024-06-07 10h41m by a_12_shawcross
      The Real Madrid midfielder is the glue that holds this team together, controlling the tempo and dictating play with his precision passing and vision. He will be crucial in unlocking defenses and creating chances for his teammates.

      Toni Kroos is the key to Germany's success at the Euros. His experience, leadership, and technical abilities make him a vital component of Die Mannschaft.
      2024-06-07 10h20m by sjacksons_9_2_1
      The Real Madrid midfielder has been a consistent performer for both club and country and his vision and passing ability will be crucial for Die Mannschaft's success. With his experience and leadership, he could be the key to unlocking Germany's potential at the Euros.
      AW
      2024-06-07 09h52m by awalkerson7
      The Real Madrid midfielder is a key player for his club and country, with his passing accuracy and ability to control the game making him a vital cog in the German machine.  

      Kroos will be crucial for Germany in the Euros as they look to bounce back from recent disappointments. His experience and leadership will be needed to guide the younger players and lead the team to success. As a fan, I have full trust in Kroos and believe he will shine in this tournament.

      I have high
      LH
      2024-06-07 09h11m by lhalliday_bart
      The Real Madrid midfielder is a vital cog in the German machine, dictating the tempo and orchestrating attacks with his passing range and vision. Excitement tone: I can't wait to see what Toni Kroos will do for Die Mannschaft at the Euros this year! He's such a key player for us and his passing skills are just incredible.
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