Germany Vs Spain at the 2022 World Cup! Der Panzer Must Change, Be Sharper or Lift the Case

German midfielder Ilkay Gundogan (left) celebrates with teammate Thomas Mueller after scoring his team’s opening goal against Japan during Qatar’s 2022 World Cup Group E match at the Khalifa International Stadium in Doha, Qatar, Wednesday (23/11/2022). Japan narrowly won over Germany with a score of 2-1. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)

The former captain of the German national team, Philipp Lahm, sent a message to Der Panzer players ahead of the Germany vs Spain duel at the 2022 World Cup, Monday (28/11/2022). He said Germany had to make changes if they did not want an early exit from the 2022 World Cup.

The German national team is caught in a difficult situation after losing 1-2 in their Group E opener against Japan. Hans Fluck’s team dominated the entire match, and had the lead first.

However, the Blue Samurai Team managed to get up and make Germany languish. Japan scored two goals in injury time through Ritsu Doan and Takuma Asano.

Japan managed to gain three points, the same as Group E leader, Spain. Germany has been thrown into third place and is threatened with an early exit from the 2022 World Cup if they lose against Spain in the next match.

The game against Spain will be a tough and decisive test for the German national team. Moreover, Spain is very confident because in the first game they destroyed Costa Rica 7-0.

Germany Very Depressed

Germany’s players cover their mouths as they pose for their 2022 World Cup Group E qualifier against Japan at the Khalifa International Stadium, Doha, Qatar, Wednesday, November 23, 2022. (AP Photo/Ricardo mazalan)

Philipp Lahm, who led Germany to win the 2014 World Cup, pushed Der Banzer’s players to improve and appear more excited in the match against Spain.

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“Some things have to change. However, we must not forget that we have the quality to score goals, again and again. Now we are in a very pressured position,” said Lahm, as quoted from Sportkeeda, Saturday (26/11/2022).

“We have to win against Spain who have a lot of quality. They are a young team who play football who are good at keeping the ball.”

Must Be Deadlier

Lahm asked the German squad to play more deadly on the front lines. If that is done, they have a chance to win over Spain.

“This will be a very different match than against Japan. Japan played very defensively, especially in the first half,” said Lahm.

“It’s very important to create stability in the team and get the balance between attacking and defending right.”

“We have to be more lethal and solid in front of the opponent’s goal,” he continued.

Not Effective

Germany recorded a shot on target in the match against Japan. However, the results were far below expectations.

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They must fix this weakness if they want to beat Spain, which was very effective and deadly when attacking against Costa Rica.

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