Team analysis

Germany

Germany

Germany squad
No.PlayerBornPos.BELSVNCZEESPRUSFRAGSClub
1Constantin Frommann27/05/1998Goalkeeper808080808080 SC Freiburg (GER)
2Felix Passlack29/05/1998Defender808055*8080803 Borussia Dortmund (GER)
3Dzenis Burnic22/05/1998Midfield28+74* 22+60* Borussia Dortmund (GER)
4Gökhan Gül17/07/1998Defender8026*808080 VfL Bochum 1848 (GER)
5Erdinc Karakas23/03/1998Defender808040*8020+802 VfL Bochum 1848 (GER)
6Joel Abu Hanna22/01/1998Defender40+808035*2+80 Bayer 04 Leverkusen (GER)
7Dennis Geiger10/06/1998Midfield 19+25+ TSG 1899 Hoffenheim (GER)
8Niklas Dorsch15/01/1998Midfield61* FC Bayern München (GER)
9Johannes Eggestein08/05/1998Forward8052* 58* 801 SV Werder Bremen (GER)
10Niklas Schmidt01/03/1998Midfield52*61* 41*26+51*1 SV Werder Bremen (GER)
11Mats Köhlert02/05/1998Forward80 808069* Hamburger SV (GER)
12Markus Schubert12/06/1998Goalkeeper 1. FC Dynamo Dresden (GER)
13Daniel Nesseler15/03/1998Defender808054+808048* Bayer 04 Leverkusen (GER)
14Görkem Saglam11/04/1998Midfield80 80 54*11+1 VfL Bochum 1848 (GER)
15Salih Özcan11/01/1998Midfield19+808045+8032+ 1. FC Köln (GER)
16Janni Serra13/03/1998Forward 28+8039+78*29+1 Borussia Dortmund (GER)
17Enes Akyol16/02/1998Defender40*6+40+ 80 Hertha BSC Berlin (GER)
18Jonas Busam03/05/1998Defender808080808080 SC Freiburg (GER)
20Vitaly Janelt10/05/1998Midfield 80808080 RB Leipzig (GER)
Pos. = Position; GS = Goals scored; * = Started; + = Substitute
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Coach: Christian Wück
09/06/73
"We were proud of the team and the work they did to reach the final. Our philosophy was to try to share the workload and to keep the players as fresh as possible. That's why we made changes to the starting lineup throughout the tournament. We showed that we were prepared to play a different type of game against different opponents. We had very good players, but the disappointment was that too many of them were not at the top of their game in the final."

Germany team analysis

Germany team analysis

• 4-2-3-1 with switches to 4-3-3 with single controlling midfielder
• High defensive line with excellent keeper commanding the space behind
• Compact, disciplined unit; lines well-linked; emphasis on collective virtues
• Patient passing moves from back and through midfield
• Good wing play; combinations between wingers, adventurous full-backs
• Athletic, hard-working players able to impose their game on opposition
• Strength in depth, able to share workload; winning mentality