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Discussion in 'Germany: National Teams' started by Hendrik, Nov 9, 2012.
Hope none of these BvB players get injured in the game. (Hummels, Schmelzer, bender, Gundogan, Gotze, Reus)
They have crucial CL games coming up and already have a thin squad
Schmelzer is not in the squad. I dont think Sven will play much .... maybe in the last 15-20min. Hummels,Guendogan, Goetze and Reus have to be careful. It's just a friendly.
Goetze probably has the best technical ability, but Mueller is in my opinion the player with the highest IQ. He is one of the smartest players anywhere at the moment.
Some of these guys might be trying hard to prove a point and get a shirt in the NT unlike the Bayern established ones and the opponent being Holland a rival also. Loew needs to manage this with common sense
There are no Khedra and Schwein it increases the chances of Bender playing
I agree with you, I rate Reus very highly too and I think he can have the Muller type of impact. He is the perfect guy for our team to replace Poldi, A goal threat who is also hardworking and technical
Maybe its just me but at the moment I prefer Reus to Gotze because of the goal threat
No surprise about Podolski really, its what many of us have been thinking and saying for a long time. Whether its Müller or Reus, we should be fine. Both would get the job done.
I am not sure if loew will do this.. But why not try this;
Reus gotze schurrle
That's still a scary front 4 that can rip apart any team...
Poldi is just not gonna cut it anymore..
I know this has already been posted but I hate mertesacker, he sucks. I know we don't have a better option to call up.
Sorry I just wanted to vent and say he is a useless garbage cb
Frankly I wish more Bayern players were "injured" for this match.
I wanted us to have a full backline, a reoccuring problem for germany. I want to see Badstuber and hummels play every game together, and settle on a fullback.
He isn't. He's very decent, sure as hell does better than badstuber for germany.
Here is the interview where Loew hints at who will start as our CF. He specifically mentions two names, Podolski and Reus:
I would be excited for either player getting a chance up front, I think both would do surprisingly well. That said, the Dutch are a good team again, and no Oezil will make this match significantly harder.
I think he said Podolski is better on the left during the press conference, and said he wont be an ideal candidate at lone striker
Having said, i still think Loew the coward will play him at CF.
Not really, I'd give that to Schweinsteiger/Badstuber and Ozil.
Loew said on Tuesday that he is "considering two or three options" which including moving Borussia Dortmund midfielder Marco Reus up front.
Loew mentioned Reus and Arsenal's Podolski to take the place of injured Miroslav Klose, which leaves him with no real forward as Mario Gomez is not yet available in his comeback from injury.
But Loew said that Podolski is stronger behind a forward while he said as early as in May that he would like to try out Reus up front.
World champions Spain won back-to-back Euro titles in summer by fielding no real striker in several games of the tournament.
You'd give which thing to them, the technique or IQ? If we are talking football IQ, then I am always going with Mueller.
Nah, theres really not much difference in terms of footballing IQ between our core players of Neuer, Lahm, Hummels, Schweini, Ozil, Klose and Mueller. Shame that the coach does not have enough to complement the squad.
They should just keep an eye on De Jong, and there will be no injuries.
Not sure why the dutchies keep playing us, how many more times they want to get embarrassed.
Only time they didn't use a real forward was the Euros in 2012.
Neuer - Höwedes, Hummels, Mertesacker, Lahm - L. Bender, Gündogan - Müller, Holtby, Reus - Götze
Götze as the false 9 according to dfb.de
Getting excited for this match now, just an hour away.
What a joke. Blergh. Modern football, where everybody can assist and nobody score. @redrobbery
WOW! I can't believe Loew finally did it.
Goetze up front seems like a piss take. Surely Reus, Podolski, even Mueller are better options?