Team analysis

Germany

Germany

Germany squad
No.PlayerBornPos.BULSRBUKRAUTPORGSClub
1Oliver Schnitzler13/10/1995Goalkeeper9090909090 VfR Aalen (GER)
2Kevin Akpoguma19/04/1995Defender909077*9090 TSG 1899 Hoffenheim (GER)
3Fabian Holthaus17/01/1995Defender9086*909090 VfL Bochum 1848 (GER)
4Niklas Stark14/04/1995Midfield65*909090901 1. FC Nürnberg (GER)
5Marc-Oliver Kempf28/01/1995Defender73*73*909090 Eintracht Frankfurt (GER)
6Joshua Kimmich08/02/1995Midfield 9072*75*90 1. FC Lokomotive Leipzig (GER)
7Hany Mukhtar21/03/1995Midfield9090909090*2 Hertha BSC Berlin (GER)
8Levin Öztunali15/03/1996Midfield909090901 Bayer 04 Leverkusen (GER)
9Davie Selke20/01/1995Forward90909067*906 SV Werder Bremen (GER)
10Marc Stendera10/12/1995Midfield9045+9062*84*1 Eintracht Frankfurt (GER)
11Julian Brandt02/05/1996Forward9081*9090 Bayer 04 Leverkusen (GER)
12Marius Gersbeck20/06/1995Goalkeeper Hertha BSC Berlin (GER)
13Pascal Itter03/04/1995Midfield25+ 13+ FC Schalke 04 (GER)
14Felix Lohkemper26/01/1995Forward25+17+9+ 6+ VfB Stuttgart (GER)
15Jeremy Dudziak28/08/1995Midfield65*45* Borussia Dortmund (GER)
16Anthony Syhre18/03/1995Defender90 28+1+1 Hertha BSC Berlin (GER)
17Benjamin Trümner17/05/1995Midfield904+18+ TSG 1899 Hoffenheim (GER)
18Marvin Friedrich13/12/1995Defender17+ 15+ FC Schalke 04 (GER)
19Sebastian Stolze29/01/1995Midfield 23+ SSV Jahn Regensburg (GER)
Pos. = Position; GS = Goals scored; * = Started; + = Substitute
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Marcus Sorg
24/12/1965
"The team deserved to win the trophy. Over the tournament we put in some very good performances and we've dominated games. We tried to play attacking football and the team succeeded in implementing our philosophy very well. In football, details are important, especially in a final. They make the difference. My job was to deal with that and try to influence my team as much as possible. Overall I was very happy to be the winners at the end of the day and happy that the team showed on the pitch what we expected from them."

Germany team analysis

Germany team analysis

• 4-2-3-1 or 4-3-3 (two matches) with single or twin midfield screen

• Strong, disciplined, high defending with keeper sweeping in space behind

• Constructive build-up; excellent passing; options for player in possession

• Good balance of industry, possession play, creativity in midfield

• Attack-minded full-backs; effective use of wide areas with wingers cutting in

• Defence-splitting passes to excellent target striker Selke

• Pressure after ball loss; athletic condition; composure; leader in each line