Stabilizing the vulnerable German defensive has top priority for Joachim Löw in the course of the EM preparations. In the attack, however, there is a luxury problem facing the national coach. Will a Champions League winner become a big loser?
No Marco Reus, no Julian Draxler, no Julian Brandt, no Amin Younes, no Florian Wirtz, no Luca Waldschmidt: The list of internationally experienced and highly talented offensive forces that Joachim Löw will do without at the upcoming EM for various reasons is long. And yet the national coach is spoiled for choice with regard to the tournament that will start for the German team with the cracker on June 15 against top favorite France.
We take a look at the individual offensive positions and the respective opportunities for Löw.
Löw’s offensive puzzle is not as complicated as it appears at first glance. If everyone is fit, it can be assumed that Müller, Sane and Gnabry will occupy three of the four to five offensive positions at the start of the tournament, depending on the system.
After his winning goal in the Champions League final, Havertz will come to the training camp in Seefeld with plenty of tailwind and, thanks to his technique and overview, has the best chances of completing Löw’s variable offensive – either as a player on the wing or as a kind of false nine in the attack center .