I’m a big fan of Les Bleus; however going into tonight’s mouth-watering UEFA EURO 2016 semi-final clash with Die Mannschaft my loyalty is undergoing a major test. In my opinion this is the final before the real final.
My loyalty is learning towards Joachim Louw’s men to walk all over the red hot French side, which enjoys full backing of their home supporters. Both sides locked horns in the 2014 World Cup Brazil quarterfinals, where Germany went through courtesy of Mats Hummels solitary goal.
Be rest assured that football history is going to get a new entry after tonight’s match, irrespective of whether this is done within regular time or extra time and even penalty kicks.
Germany has never lost against the host nation in any major tournament in 50 years. Die Mannschaft are ready to hit the ground running, and live up to the expectation of the ever demanding German fans back home.
Anything less than lifting the Henri Delaunay trophy would be seen a failure by both sets of fans.
The odds are stack against France, and I’m fully behind Germany to go all the way. It is really difficult to see this German team losing ground at this stage. Germany is limping through to the finals without Mario Gomez, Sam Khedira, and Mats Hummels.
Don’t be fooled by Germany’s lacklustre performance against Italy in the quarters, this team possess big match pedigree and they’re going to step up tonight. Expect a flood of goals.
Germany has the best defence by far spearheaded by Manuel Neuer, and they should be able to contain Les Bleus danger men Griezmann, Pogba and Payet.
Didier Deschamps has a full string squad of 23 men to choose the 1st XI.
Verdict: Germany wins
Final Match: Germany Vs Portugal, Stade De France, 10 July 2016