Germany manager Joachim Löw gave a clear indication that his squad is healthy ahead of its big opening match against France at the European Championships.
The only outlier at this stage is Jonas Hofmann, who was not at team training. Bayern Munich’s Leon Goretzka has progressed to full participation and is fighting for a spot in the squad tomorrow.
“With the exception of Jonas Hofmann, everyone was there for team training, Leon Goretzka too. He’s done four or five units with the team,” Löw said (as captured by the DFB website). “He made a good impression, the injury was gone. According to the medical department, there is no risk, but we have agreed that today, after the final training session, we will discuss with him and the doctors whether he can be there. It is clear, however, that he will not be in the starting XI. But the break was very long. Bernd Leno will be number two behind Manuel Neuer tomorrow. We will always redefine that. There is still no final decision as to which two players besides Hofmann will have to go to the stands. Everyone deserves to be on the bench.”
With almost his full roster ready to go, Löw think Germany is ready to challenge France.
“It’s great anticipation because we’re going to play against the reigning world champion. We have prepared ourselves very well over the past two weeks and have taken a few steps in the right direction,” said Löw. “There is a good atmosphere, but also a lot of ambition and zest for action in the team. We are well prepared and look forward to getting started.”