Team analysis

Germany

Germany

Germany squad
No.PlayerBornPos.UKRBIHAUTBELESPGSClub
1 Jan-Christoph Bartels13/01/1999Goalkeeper8080808080 1. FSV Mainz 05 (GER)
2Alfons Amade12/11/1999Defender 808080 TSG 1899 Hoffenheim (GER)
3Gian-Luca Itter05/01/1999Defender80808063*80 VfL Wolfsburg (GER)
4Tom Baack13/03/1999Defender8080808080 VfL Bochum 1848 (GER)
5Florian Baak18/03/1999Defender80808080 Hertha BSC Berlin (GER)
6Atakan Akkaynak05/01/1999Midfield71*8080802 Bayer 04 Leverkusen (GER)
7Kai Havertz11/06/1999Midfield808049*80801 Bayer 04 Leverkusen (GER)
8Arne Maier08/01/1999Midfield77*8063*8059* Hertha BSC Berlin (GER)
9Renat Dadaşov17/05/1999Forward80808080*803 RB Leipzig (GER)
10Sam Schreck29/01/1999Midfield8040* 11+1 Bayer 04 Leverkusen (GER)
11Jano Baxmann18/01/1999Midfield17+63*30+1+21+ Borussia Dortmund (GER)
12Lennart Grill25/01/1999Goalkeeper 1+ 1. FSV Mainz 05 (GER)
13Jan-Niklas Beste04/01/1999Defender3+40+808080* Borussia Dortmund (GER)
14Mika Hanraths04/06/1999Defender77* 80 VfL Borussia Mönchengladbach (GER)
15Sven Sonnenberg19/01/1999Defender 17+1+ 1. FC Köln (GER)
16Jannis Kübler25/05/1999Midfield3+9+31+17+ Karlsruher SC (GER)
17Yari Otto27/05/1999Forward63*17+50*79*69*3 VfL Wolfsburg (GER)
18Davide Itter05/01/1999Defender8080 VfL Wolfsburg (GER)
Pos. = Position; GS = Goals scored; * = Started; + = Substitute
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Germany coach Meikel Schönweitz

Coach: Meikel Schönweitz
05/02/80
"We made mistakes in our first game against Ukraine but we learned from them and we played on an upward curve after that. I was very satisfied with what I saw on the pitch and with the players’ attitude. We came through a tough quarter-final against Belgium and after the first half and Spain’s missed penalty, I thought we would win the semi-final too. But we lost our grip on the game and failed to score the second goal that would have settled the issue."

Germany team analysis

Germany team analysis

• 1-4-2-3-1 with switches to 1-4-3-3 with single controlling midfielder
• High defensive line with advanced keeper commanding the space behind
• Compact, disciplined unit; lines well-linked; emphasis on collective virtues
• Patient passing from back, through midfield; winger/full-back combinations
• Arni Maier pacemaker in midfield; Kai Havertz the catalyst, linking attacking play
• Athletic, hard-working players able to impose their game on opposition
• Strength in depth, good work ethic, athletic condition, winning mentality