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Opinion: Germany won’t come out alive from Group F

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Now that we know how terribly difficult Group F will be, we are convinced that Germany won’t come out alive from this stage. 

Germany is in big trouble for the upcoming European Championship, they won’t come out alive from Group F in the competition.

All of this started when manager Joachim Low decided that a transition was in order for the squad.

Several of the best veteran players were asked to not play for their country anymore in order to make room for younger talents.

This lack of experienced players is the main reason the Germans are not performing at the top of their game in recent years.

Before the Euro 2020 draw on Saturday, Germany already expected to have a tough result.

However, being part of Group F next to the two most recent finalists in the competition is a little harsh for their expectations.

On one hand, you have the reigning world champions and one of the top contenders in the French national team.

On the other hand, you have Cristiano Ronaldo’s Portugal as the European monarchs and the UEFA Nations League current champions.

There is no other way to look at this situation for Germany, they will struggle in the group stage.

This squad is simply not ready to face the two most competitive squads in the world right now.

There are many great players who can perform for the Mannschaft, but the majority of them are still very inexperienced. 

Toni Kroos will lead the squad.

Even though we believe this German side won’t be able to get past the group stage, they still have some interesting players to lead the lot.

Starting with Toni Kroos, the Real Madrid player has come a long way in order to feel like he is actually one of the leaders of this squad.

Joachim Low decided to drop other big names from the team so Toni could have his role intact.

Ilkay Gundogan is also one of the seasoned veterans that this squad will have, but only Manuel Neuer is currently past the 30-year-old barrier.

This goes according to the plan that Low had from the very beginning, the idea of renovating the squad in all its lines.

With this in mind, there still isn’t a competitive-enough squad that can reach the final stages of any competition.

Granted, they didn’t suffer too much to qualify for the tournament but their rivals weren’t that complicated.

Only the games they played against the Netherlands were considered good enough to prove how ready they were.

The first match of the qualifiers in Holland was a surprise after Germany defeated them 3-2. But the Dutch returned the favor with a 4-2 victory in German soil.

This was more than enough proof that Germany isn’t ready yet, but they still need this tournament in order to gain more experience. 

How could Germany defeat France or Portugal?

The only chance Germany has to defeat either of both squads is if they use their best players available.

Certainly, Kroos and Gundogan will have to play a major role in this endeavor.

Timo Werner needs to improve his aim if he wants to score against these two national teams.

But more importantly, the Germans will need the best Serge Gnabry available. He is the only hope if they want a chance to defeat the World Cup and European champions.

We are already dooming this squad to fail due to the rivals they have.

However, their history tells us they won’t give up until they no longer have a chance at victory.

This squad is filled with young players who need this experience in order to improve as professionals.

Both Cristiano Ronaldo and Kylian Mbappe will be incredibly difficult players for the German defense.

None of the players in that backline have previous experience against world-class footballers like those two.

We expect Germany to offer a competitive side but it won’t be enough to win against those two title contenders.

In case you didn’t notice, we didn’t include the Germans in any of our top lists of candidates or dark horses of the competition. 

Does Germany have what it takes to defeat France and Portugal at the 2020 Euro? Please share your opinion in the comment section down below.