Predicted Germany Lineup To Face Australia In Confederations Cup
Joachim Low will not be able to rest in the offseason as his German side are a part of the Confederations Cup this year. The World Cup winners will face Australia in the first game of the competition on Monday and they will hope to go all the way this time around, after missing out on the Euro’16 in France recently.
Germany have up to 10 players who could have been in the U-21 European Championship. However, they have been called up for this competition and the coach has a star-studded lineup to choose from for this game. It is not going to be easy for Germany, who will only face tougher opponents as the tournament progresses so they will go all out for a win against the Aussies. Here is the predicted lineup Low might field for this tie:
Trapp, Leno, Ter Stegen; Mustafi, Hector, Ginter, Plattenhardt, Henrichs, Rudiger, Sule, Kimmich; Draxler, Goretzka, Demirbay, Can, Younes, Brandt, Rudy, Demme; Wagner, Werner, Stindl.
Probable Germany XI
Manager: Joachim Low
GK – Marc-Andre ter-Stegen
The Barcelona man found some form late in the season and he might be preferred over Kevin Trapp, who was not used in the recent World Cup qualifier against San Marino.
CB – Shkodran Mustafi
The Arsenal centre-back was in impeccable form for the Gunners and is the first choice for Low. He will play at the heart of the backline for Germany.
CB – Jonas Hector
Completing the backline should be Koln’s left-back Hector, who showed great grit in the recent game. He adds a nice balance to the backline.
RWB – Julian Brandt
Though not a genuine wing-back, Brandt should act as a winger who’d be prepared to defend, in what is an attacking lineup for Germany.
CM – Emre Can
The Liverpool man has suddenly become important for Low and he should play as the deepest of the midfielders in this tie.
CM – Leon Goretzka
The Schalke midfielder should partner Emre Can, like against San Marino, and he will be expected to play a slightly more attacking role than the Liverpool man.
LWB – Amin Younes
Another attacking winger, who did a superb job as a wing-back in the game against San Marino, Younes, should keep his place for this tie.
CAM – Julian Draxler
The PSG man has been one of the best players in this squad recently and is expected to be the creative midfielder in this lineup for Germany.
ST – Lars Stindl
The Monchengladbach attacker was in sizzling form as a secondary striker for his club and he will play a similar role just behind Wagner.
ST – Sandro Wagner
One of the most experienced players in this lineup, Wagner was the best player against Marino and is expected to lead the attack for Germany.