Euro 2020 is just days away! We are less than two weeks before the summer’s competition, and Germany has two friendlies before the big tournament. Today, they will face off against Denmark at the Tivoli Stadion Tirol in Austria.
As expected, Bayern Munich looks to have a strong presence in Joachim Löw’s lineup.
The national team is currently training in the beautiful Austrian countryside and as nice as the scenery is, this time is essential for the team to focus. The national team doesn’t get to play together very often, so these days are crucial for bonding and strategizing. According to AZ’s Maximilian Koch, Germany’s “A-team” in today’s training session looked like:
Neuer — Ginter, Süle, Hummels — Klostermann, Kimmich, Neuhaus, Gosens — Sané, Müller, Gnabry
The 'A' team in the final training before tonight's game: Neuer - Ginter, Süle, Hummels - Klostermann, Kimmich, Neuhaus, Gosens - Sané, Müller, Gnabry [@Koch_AZ] pic.twitter.com/SkyWau31qI— Bayern & Germany (@iMiaSanMia) June 2, 2021
Based on this list, we can expect a back-three, with Gosens and Klostermann playing wing-back roles. A central pairing of Neuhaus and Kimmich is a formidable duo in midfield, but perhaps a bit unexpected with exclusions of Toni Kroos and İlkay Gündoğan. Lastly, we have an attacking front three of FC Bayern as Sané, Müller, and Gnabry will have some great chemistry up top.
@SergeGnabry: "I'm really looking forward to playing in my first tournament. Training is enjoyable, we've got a good group of lads and we're excited for tomorrow, Monday and then the opener against France."#DieMannschaft pic.twitter.com/HxTL4XWktQ— Germany (@DFB_Team_EN) June 1, 2021
This is exciting news as this could be the first glimpse of what Germany’s starting XI might be throughout the tournament. It at least shows the players that Löw will put some trust into. Take this with a grain of salt as this was just an “A-team” in training, but it is great to see Müller included and it looks as though Löw will put his confidence in the Raumdeuter.
Is this expected lineup surprising to you? What would you change? Let us know in the comments!