Captain Niklas Stark takes UEFA.com inside the Germany squad, featuring a high proportion of fighters and friends, all under the guidance of "an excellent tactician".
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An amazing goalkeeper.
Super guy, important to the team, and his performances never drop in standard.
A good friend who's very important for the team, strong in the tackle.
Amazing attitude, an excellent character, would do anything for the team.
An excellent tackler, a real team-player, good on the ball.
The most important member of the squad. Creates a good atmosphere, a very good friend.
Another important piece of the puzzle. Presses well from the back, gives it all for the team.
Relatively new to the team, but he integrated very well. Tries very hard and it shows in his performances.
Our brains in midfield, brings calm into our game, very important in the build-up.
An all-round technically excellent midfield fighter, and a good friend.
Another great technical player, connects well with defence and feeds our attack with quality passes.
Great quality with and without the ball, never gives up, a real fighter.
Brings a lot of pace into our game, great attitute, always a danger for the opponents.
A rookie in the team, but he gives it his all always.
Great player, great person, he scores for the entire team, not just for himself. His attitude takes us forward.
Superb technique, very fast, deadly at one-on-ones, he always makes things happen.
A true attacker, a fighter. You can always count on him.
Coach Marcus Sorg
Excellent technician [laughs]! He prepares us really well tactically, makes sure that we always know what to expect from our opponents.
[Sorg jumps in and answers] The best captain a coach could wish for in this generation.