Germany manager Joachim Löw saw his team dismantle a very talented Portugal side on Saturday, but there is no rest for the weary. The Germans now face Hungary in a match that could determine whether they stay in the tournament of head out on vacation.
Heading into such an important game, Löw thinks his team is ready.
“The team is fully focused. We know we’ve only taken a small step and that it’s now in our own hands,” said Löw (as captured by the DFB). “I’m expecting us to show the same attitude tomorrow.”
One thing that will be different for Germany is that Bayern Munich’s Thomas Müller will almost certainly not be available. There are several good candidates to step in the starting XI, but Löw won’t commit to anyone at this stage — including Leroy Sane.
“You know that he has world-class qualities. He has also improved with tracking back,” said Löw (as captured by Tz reporter Philipp Kessler). “His training performance was absolutely fine. When he does get his chance, Leroy will be there.”
Whether it is Sane, Leon Goretzka, or someone else, filling Müller’s shoes won’t be easy.
“We will wait until tomorrow afternoon so that we have clarity,” said Löw (as captured by Twitter account @iMiaSanMia). “There are different options and possibilities. We will talk to the players and then we’ll decide.”