When the Confederations Cup groups were settled, Germany and Chile being put in the same group appeared to make for the most tantalizing matchup in the competition, and the two powers and Group B favorites will meet in Kazan, Russia, hoping to match the hype. "In some situations we showed we can play good football, but we lost our grip on the opponent in the last 20, 25 minutes", said Goretzka.
In this round each team has a trump card to win the match, due to the fact that both of them were losers at first match against Chile and Germany.
"It's going to be a tough game but obviously this is going to be a defining game in the group and we need to win this game to be a chance to go through". "They like to tackle and are very strong - Arturo Vidal is a case in point - but all their players are good in one-on-one [situations]". They are unpredictable. numerous players can score goals.
The German team was preparing for the Confederations Cup having played a friendly match against the Danish national team, and there was also an official match of the selection for the World Cup against San Marino.
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Chile stepped up their preparations for a meeting with world champions Germany on Thursday as they trained on the pitch of the Kazan Arena. "It's one of the most flexible teams in the world and this means a special challenge for us".
"We have a programme, we train at a given time and when you arrive at the hotel and don't have dinner until 10 o'clock in the evening, it's really unpleasant", he said. "Sometimes we are better than our rivals and win, sometimes we lose". Goalkeeper Claudio Bravo, however, will be sidelined again because of a left calf injury.
Perhaps the only question facing Low heading into the game against the South Americans is the goalkeeping spot, with question marks over Bernd Leno's shaky performance against the "Socceroos" from Australia.
Milos Degenek is confident Australia can match whatever Cameroon throw at them as the two sides look to stave off an early exit from the Confederations Cup in St Petersburg.
This will be the first meeting between the two nations at senior worldwide level.