The Germany boss, Joachim Low, is not overly confident ahead of the meeting against Scotland in a Euro qualifier. He reckons that the World Cup winners might become an upset victim in that match.
According to Low, his boys have not been able to totally shrug off the exhaustion that they suffered there in Brazil and because of that; they might not manage to give their best on the pitch against the Scots.
However, prior to that, there is a friendly game scheduled against the World Cup runners up Argentina in Dusseldorf.
On the basis of the performances of the players in that Argentina game, Low would be making his decisions as far as the selection for that first Euro qualifier is concerned.
It would be a challenge for him to pick the replacements for three senior players of the side who hanged their boots after that successful campaign in Brazil.
Talking to the press yesterday evening, Low said, “Whenever we are up against Scotland, we feel a little bit of heat because they are a fiercely competitive unit. They just keep doing their job without worrying a single bit about the score.”
“I would not say we are the favourites against them, not in this game for sure.”
“And it’s not only Scotland, Ireland as well. They are not easy to get better of either. They play with the same game plan, these two sides. So, by no means, it’s an easy group.”
A couple of players who had not played for Germany in the World Cup have made their comeback in the squad for the Argentina friendly. One of them is Mario Gomez who, despite having so much of experience, had been overlooked by Low for Brazil. Marco Reus, who is fit now, has also got a recall.