Team analysis



Germany squad
1Timo Königsmann05/04/1997Goalkeeper808080 Hannover 96 (GER)
2Robin Becker18/01/1997Defender8080 Bayer 04 Leverkusen (GER)
3Nicolas Clasen25/02/1997Defender80*8080 VfL Borussia Mönchengladbach (GER)
4Matthias Bader17/06/1997Defender1+ 67* Karlsruher SC (GER)
5Benedikt Gimber19/02/1997Defender808080 TSG 1899 Hoffenheim (GER)
6Damir Bektic30/01/1997Midfield8066*62* Hertha BSC Berlin (GER)
7Arianit Ferati07/09/1997Forward808074* VfB Stuttgart (GER)
8Benjamin Henrichs23/02/1997Forward8080801 Bayer 04 Leverkusen (GER)
9Phillipp Ochs17/04/1997Forward79*8080 TSG 1899 Hoffenheim (GER)
10Max Besuschkow31/05/1997Midfield8049*6+ VfB Stuttgart (GER)
11Oguzhan Aydogan04/02/1997Forward53*14+ FC Schalke 04 (GER)
12Patrick Bade10/01/1997Goalkeeper Bayer 04 Leverkusen (GER)
13Lukas Boeder18/04/1997Defender808080 Bayer 04 Leverkusen (GER)
14Patrick Kammerbauer11/02/1997Defender 13+ 1. FC Nürnberg (GER)
15Ole Käuper09/01/1997Midfield 31+ SV Werder Bremen (GER)
16Finn Porath23/02/1997Forward27+40*18+ Hamburger SV (GER)
17David Sauerland28/06/1997Midfield 80 Borussia Dortmund (GER)
18Allessandro Fiore Tapia04/03/1997Forward1+40+80 SC Freiburg (GER)
Pos. = Position; GS = Goals scored; * = Started; + = Substitute

Coach: Christian Wück
"We had so many scoring opportunities that we didn't take in all three games. We had bad luck, hitting the woodwork, missing a penalty ... we should really have got a better reward. The disappointment was very big among the players and the coaching staff. It's very difficult for young people of 16 or 17 to take this on board, and it's not easy to lift spirits. We have to analyse the games and hope that the players learn from the tournament. You don't only learn from success – you also learn from defeat."

Germany team analysis

Germany team analysis

• 4-2-3-1 with quick, compact narrow defensive block

• Centre-backs ready to advance and create numerical superiority in midfield

• Emphasis on building combination moves from back

• Good diagonal passing from centre-backs to open play to wings

• Fast, skilful, interchanging wingers supported by overlapping full-backs

• Fast transitions in both directions; dangerous counterattacking

• Quality of approach play not matched by accuracy of finishing