Category Archives: International Football

Predicted Lineups for Swiss clash- Toni Kroos set to earn 100th cap for Germany

Real Madrid star Toni Kroos is set to earn his 100th international cap for Germany as they take on Switzerland in a crunch Nations League clash tonight.

Kroos will become the 12th Die Mannschaft player to reach that landmark, and is expected to partner Bayern Munich’s Joshua Kimmich in midfield. Germany are two points behind Spain in their group, and if they drop points, that gap could increase to four or five points by the end of Match Day 4.

Germany’s poor run of results has seen Joachim Low come under increasing pressure at home, and he will be keen to ensure that this in a win after their 1-1 draw against the same opponents in Basel last month.

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Lucas Hernandez leaving Bayern Munich? French defender says situation is “complicated”

French defender Lucas Hernandez has admitted that he is considering his future at Bayern Munich should things not change for him at the Allianz Arena.

In an interview to French channel Telefoot, Hernandez said he could leave Bayern in the future to get more game time, saying that “if the situation continues to be this complicated, I’ll see”.

Hernandez also said that communication with Hansi Flick was minimal, saying that he didn’t speak German and the coach didn’t understand French or Spanish.

He also added that there was a difference between playing and being on the bench, when questioned about Bayern’s CL triumph.

The French defender said he “hadn’t smiled for a while”, but was happy to be involved with Les Bleus. He also rubbished rumours of a potential move to Paris SG.

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“Why are we playing so badly?”- German paper not impressed with Low after win in Belfast

Germany may have moved to the top of their group after their 2:0 win over Northern Ireland in Belfast, but the nature of the win did not please the media, with the country’s top paper asking coach Joachim Low why die Mannschaft were playing so poorly. Their ratings also had more than half the team with a 4 or worse- which is “poor” in the German grading system.

The NI players were full of heart, and Germany just about managed to come through with a win- with one goal just after half time, and the other in second half stoppage time. Some would argue that a win is a win, but the nature of the triumph, coupled with the way they capitulated against the Netherlands in Hamburg, means that pressure remains on Low going into the European Championships.

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