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Germany manager Joachim Löw expecting better collaboration from Thomas Müller and Kai Havertz against Portugal

Can Germany break through against Portugal?

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Germany manager Joachim Löw is expecting a better performance from his offense today and think that the relationship between Bayern Munich’s Thomas Müller and Chelsea’s Kai Havertz is one area that can potentially be an area where observers will see improvement.

“I think that the two of them have now seen what didn’t work against France. That has to do with the fact that the two did not play together often, nothing to do, but with pre-orientation, courage and willingness to take risks,” said Löw (as captured by the DFB website).

Unless Germany’s entire attack — not just Müller and Havertz — are more in sync, Die Mannschaft could be in trouble.

“The pressure is unchanged. In the first game we also had a certain amount of pressure because we started in a tournament as Germany,” Löw said. “Everyone can deal with the pressure. The players know it, every coach knows it, I’ve known it for 15 years at tournaments like this.”