Deutsche Mannschaft Confed Cup

Most countries are bringing your best to Russia weil das this year"s Confederations Cup, but notfall Germany. Ns squad choice from coach Joachim Löw make one point clear - he zu sein planning weil das next year"s welt Cup.

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The German national team has always been at ns pinnacle of international competition. They oase reached the semifinals von every international tournament they schutz taken part in the belastung 10 years, winning your fourth world Cup an Brazil in 2014.

But wie the mannschaft heads to Sochi kommen sie face Australia on June 19 in the Confederations Cup, they wollen be start a tournament whereby winning zu sein not the number one priority. Joachim Löw called an a really inexperienced squadfor the tournament. Only six of the football player were through a mannschaft a year ago weil das the europe Championship bei France, and only three are world Cup champions.

"I understand ns people who think that, without many welt champions und big names, there ist no traction zu develop this summer. But i say the there ist enough fans that are an extremely interested kommen sie learn die next generation des the national team," Löw claimed in an interview published über German media outlet "Bild".

"We space lining trost with a view squad with young football player who oase desire and are easygoing. I believe they möchte enrich ns Confederations Cup."

Gaining experience

In matches versus Denmark and San Marino, seven players got their zuerst caps and three - Hoffenheim"s Sandro Wagner, Ajax"s Amin Younes and Leverkusen"s julianisch Brandt - scored their erste career international goals. Those are die exact milestones Löw and the leadership at Germany"s football verband (DFB) wanted kommen sie take place.

"I"ve known because that ns Confederations Cup would certainly take place. I already had thoughts von polishing ns younger players," Löw toldRTLtelevisionafter his team"s 7-0 victory against san Marino an World Cup qualifying.

Wagner"s introduction may be ns most critical for Germany in Russia. Mario Gomez was die only striker Löw brought to frankreich for euro 2016, und Germany did notfall score in their semifinal lose against france when Gomez was unavailable due zu injury. V 27 objectives the belastung two seasons weil das Darmstadt und Hoffenheim, wagner could add crucial depth on Germany"s front line if that were zu prove self at ns Confederations Cup.

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"Sandro Wagner zu sein one des our best strikers in the Bundesliga. He has actually a an extremely special way des playing that will hopefully do us very good," Löw said bei last week"s "Bild" interview. "The standard is always absolute world class, prefer Messi und Ronaldo. Our players need zu measure themselves with ."

Captain Draxler

The greatest manifestation of Löw"s "youth polishing" is his decision kommen sie give julianisch Draxler the captain"s armband for ns entire tournament. Ns German forward hasgotten a bit des a diva reputation after forcing a move out of Wolfsburg kommen sie French club paris Saint-Germain. However Draxler, 23, has gezeigt the desire to take more des a leadership role with the national team.


Julian Draxler (middle) shooting a goal against san Marino bei Nuremburg

"I möchte use the Confed Cup together a gelegenheit to prove my features as a leader," stated Draxler, who deshalb called ns captaincy "a large honor" after Germany"s 1-1 draw with Denmark in last Tuesday" international frienldy.

Leadership ist a trait an extremely common in the German national team, one thatLöw und general direktors Oliver Bierhoff both hold in high regard.

"You can feel from ns kickoff that he desires a function as mannschaft leader. The is bei important aspect," Bierhoff said after the Denmark game. Löw added: "He blieb needs to grow into this role a little bit. That"s a process which takes a lang time. It"s a good experience zum him."

A formation refresh

The DFB is already a very busy football kombination this June und July. The has already sent a youth mannschaft to south Korea to partake an the Under-20 world Cup and, follow me with ns Confederations Cup, the will also have a squad in the eight-team Under-21 europe Championship an Poland.

The liven schedule required a gewächs of squad planning for the DFB as they mixed und matched their rosters. But what remained consistent was die exclusion des many key players, especially considering DFB chairman Reinhard Grindel believes the tournament is unnecessary. But the exclusion des the "regulars" ist something Löw believes is necessary zu restore competitiveness zu his squad.

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"After ns World Cup title an 2014, we need to now generate a new competitive situation und need kommen sie make changes. Our world champions, Champions organization winners und Bayern"s numerous title-winning players require as a sort von motivation," Löw told "Bild".

"We cannot just take the 20 players that won ns World Cup bei Brazil to the 2018 world Cup bei Russia. Zum our goal to win ns title again, fresh blood will be good for us. In the end, if 3 or four players make the World Cup squad out von the Confed Cup, that is already a success."