Jakarta (threeriversburghblog) – The head coach of the German national team, Joachim Löw, stated that Timo Werner was ready to play against Switzerland in the continuation of the UEFA Nations League division in the RheinEnergie-Stadion, Cologne, Tuesday (13/10) local time (Wednesday WIB) A to play group 4 (A4). ).
In the last game, when Germany defeated Ukraine 2-1 on Saturday (10.10.), Werner only lost the last 10 minutes to replace Serge Gnabry.
“Timo Werner is in good shape again and there doesn’t seem to be a problem. He’s ready to play,” said Löw at a press conference before the game that was published on the official DFB website on Monday evening.
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It’s just that three German players, namely Julian Draxler, Marcell Halstenberg and Lukas Klostermann, may be absent due to injury.
“But we had a small question mark, Draxlers had Achilles tendon problems, Halstenberg adductors and Klostermann in the knee,” said Loew.
Germany has only had one victory in the Nations League so far and Loew has been the target of criticism of the tank’s less impressive shape.
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Löw has no problem with that, especially because he gives Germany the preference to have a fresh and fit squad in order to perform optimally at the EURO 2020 finals, which will take place next year.
“Pandits are free to express their opinions, that’s fine and doesn’t bother me in the least,” he said.
“We have to look at the bigger picture as the COVID-19 pandemic is a huge burden. We are confident that next year we will have a fresh, hungry and highly motivated team that is mentally and physically able to perform well in the tournament . “
“I’m sure it will happen and so far I haven’t put the results of the game above everything. Yes, the results of the game are important, but the development of this team is much more important,” he concluded.
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After winning the 2014 World Cup and reaching the semi-finals of EURO 2016, Germany’s performance as the administrator of Group F of the 2018 World Cup seemed to have deteriorated. He should have been relegated from Division A of the Nations League 2018/19 and was only saved due to a format change.
Most of the pandits felt that Germany needed a refresh after the last 14 years in which Löw looked at the results of the past few years.
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