On Tuesday evening, the German national soccer team lost their European Championship opening game against world champions France with 0: 1. The DFB-Elf had a hard time against ripped off French. Could the German team with the ailing Goretzka have found their way into the game better? Sky expert Erik Meijer answers this question in a live talk with FOCUS Online:
Meijer thinks Goretzka is a classic box-to-box player who takes the balls from behind, but at the same time brings a lot of danger to the front. Should Goretzka be fit, the expert would put Toni Kroos on the bench with a heavy heart instead of Ilkay Gündogan, because.
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“Both of them want to have the ball at their feet, both are guys who like to distribute the balls, they have both been doing that for years at world-class level. Only then they are the one person on their team and I think when there are two of them in one Team, then the game slows down. “
DFB-Elf is under pressure after defeat
Before the next group game against Portugal next Saturday, the German team is now under pressure. In order to have a realistic chance of reaching the quarter-finals, the DFB team has to win the game.