Having secured their first piece of silverware in eighteen years having won the World Cup in 2014, Germany are now looking to win the European Championship once again, having won it thrice in the past, the last one being twenty years back.
This time though, in a tournament lacking clear favourites, Germany are right up their with Spain and France as potential winners of the 2016 version of the Euros.
With a whole host of World Class talent, a highly successful league system and an every productive youth football program, the German national team is at the peak of greatness, and they may just be getting started. From Thomas Muller to Emre Can, this German team is a well-knit group. With Joachim Low at the helm, this side may well stream-roll opponents towards the latter stages of the tournament, as an in depth review of mobile betting apps by bestbettingsites.co.uk suggests.
Despite having left the unlucky Marco Reus out of the squad after another injury concern, that also saw him miss the World Cup in Brazil, the side at Low’s disposal is still one of the strongest in the continent. The defending World Champions will come up against neighbors Poland with fixtures against Ukraine and Northern Ireland on either side in the group stage.
The finesse of Muller, the vision of Ozil and the leadership of Schweinsteiger forms the core of this group, but there’s a lot more to the sides’ efficiency besides the household names including the likes of Young Defender of the Season, Matthias Ginter, Joshua Kimmich and Leroy Sane, all of whom will play some role in the tournament.
But the pressure that comes with the expectations is something they’d need to content with. Defending European champions Spain won the previous tournament on the back of a World Cup and another European title. With the Germans being billed as the greatest in the World, they need to ensure complacency isn’t an issue.