Losing their opening game in World Cup 2018 against Mexico, Germany are gunning for redemption as they face up against Sweden on their second group game this Saturday.
The defending champion arrived on the weekend tie not in a good mood following their first match defeat and now they must wake up and get things together if they don’t want to get into deeper trouble.
Joachim Low’s men must acknowledge that they can’t take anything for granted in this tournament, so Der Panzer must expect another difficult encounter as they face up against the Scandinavian side.
Sweden certainly will be giving a different test compared to Mexico, but that shouldn’t stop Germany from improving their game, especially their creativity in the final third and tightening up at the back.
Meanwhile, The Blue-Yellow side arrived on this weekend tie knowing that a win will put them into the knock out stage of this tournament, triggering an extra motivation to overcome their opponent.
However, Janne Andersson certainly know that they will be facing a totally different challenge compared to Korea that they defeated on their opening group game.
Beating Germany might not be mission impossible for Sweden, but it’s not going to be an easy task, despite Die Mannschaft’s loss from Mexico.
Probable starting line up:
Germany: Manuel Neuer(g); Joshua Kimmich, Jerome Boateng, Nicklas Sule, Jonas Hector; Ilkay Gundogan, Toni Kroos; Thomas Muller, Mesut Ozil, Marco Reus; Mario Gomez
Sweden: Robin Olsen; Mikael Lustig, Viktor Lindelof, Andreas Granqvist, Ludwig Augustinsson; Viktor Claesson, Sebastian Larsson, Albin Ekdal, Emil Forsberg; Marcus Berg, Ola Toivonen