Germany Predicted Lineup vs Spain: Leroy Sane Back to Inspire Die Mannschaft

Germany predicted lineup

Germany hope to stay alive at the Qatar World Cup when they face Spain in this vital Group E clash. Last Word on Football look at how the Germans could lineup in this must-win game.

Germany Predicted Lineup vs Spain

How Germany Have Linedup Recently

Germany manager Hans-Dieter Flick has been a big fan of the 4-2-3-1 formation and made that his go-to formation for his team. Die Mannschaft have played an action-packed, attacking style since the ex-Bayern Munich coach took over the national team and he has prioritized giving more importance to the younger players for his country.

A major issue for Germany, however, is the lack of a traditional no.9 to lead their frontline. They have been forced to play Kai Havertz up-front in the World Cup due to the lack of proper options. Experienced campaigner Thomas Muller plays the role of the no.10, taking more creative responsibilities than looking to finish chances. They also have the Bayern Munich duo of Jamal Musiala and Serge Gnabry on the wings, with Leroy Sane adding another option.

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The back-four is marshalled by Antonio Rudiger, while Manuel Neuer is still their leader and a commanding figure in goal. After their shocking loss to Japan in the World Cup opener, Flick is expected to make some changes and shake up his side for the big game against Spain.

Germany Recent Form and Tactics

Die Mannschaft have not exactly been flying high in terms of their form heading into the World Cup. The writing was on the wall for a possible upset against Japan well before it happened. Germany have only won two out of their last five games in all competitions and conceded eight goals as well.

Flick’s side doesn’t seem to have the ideal balance needed for a World Cup-winning aspiring squad. However, they do have some very talented players who can turn around the entire gravity of any match on their day. The German fans will hope that some of their multi-talented stars will do just that for the remainder of the competition.

Germany’s motto is always to play incisive, attacking football in a World Cup. They’re not the kind to sit back and always look to hit the opposing teams on the counter-attack. Like Spain, they also like keeping the ball and will have to be clever with their pressing to ensure that the opposition doesn’t get a strong foothold in the game.

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Die Mannschaft has a lot of quick, unpredictable attacking players capable of coming up with that special something out of nothing. They’ll need the likes of Musiala and Gnabry to be more prolific with their final product and finish off moves better. Muller also needs to use his experience to put in killer passes from his position just behind the striker and influence the game. Moreover, Germany’s full-backs David Raum and Thilo Kehrer will also be expected to deliver better crosses into the box.

Flick has to ensure that his players regain their ruthless mentality after the shocker against Japan. He can’t let a sense of complacency or lack of confidence set in, as the German players have to be at their very best to defeat this high-flying Spain side.

Germany Injuries to Consider

Germany suffered a major blow before the World Cup when striker Timo Werner was ruled out of the competition with an injury. The good news for Germany is that their prolific winger Leroy Sane appears to have recovered from a knee injury and is available for this major game.

Germany Predicted Lineup

Manuel Neuer, Thilo Kehrer, Matthias Ginter, Antonio Rudiger, David Raum, Joshua Kimmich, IIlkay Gundogan, Serge Gnabry, Thomas Muller, Leroy Sane, Jamal Musiala