New injuries for Germany means the team remains compromised ahead of a key group stage game.
After Germany lost their opening game against France,they desperately need a win not just for points but for the sake of their players’ confidence. Unfortunately, this group is probably the hardest of the lot, which means that Germans have to face a strong and in-form Portuguese side on the very second matchday of the Euros.
With the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo and Bruno Fernandes on display, Joachim Low will need to rethink his tactics if he wants to earn a win for his team. France showed that the German attack lacks fluidity, and the midfield struggles to protect the defense. The squad has solutions for both of those problems. The question is, can the coach implement them?
The good news is the Bayern Munich duo of Leon Goretzka and Jamal Musiala is fit and should be ready to play. The bad news is that Lukas Klostermann has been ruled out of the tournament due to a minor thigh injury.
Here’s Germany’s lineup should look like