Germany manager Joachim Loew has said that his team should remain extremely focused despite the fact that there will be coming up against one of the minnows in the competition. Germany will be playing against Kazakhstan in the World Cup qualifying match. In the reverse fixture, Germany managed to beat their opposition 3-0, but many are expecting a much bigger scoreline this time around due to the fact that it will be at Germany’s home. As a result, there has been a relaxed atmosphere ahead of the match. Loew has said that he has warned his players enough about being complacent.
He has said that the team has not qualified for the World Cup yet, and they want to do so in style. A victory in the match could put Germany eight points clear at the top of the table. As a result, they believe that Germany almost into the finals of the World Cup. Bayern Munich midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger will be a major absentee for the match as he is suspended. However, Loew has said that the team has enough quality players across the squad to be able to replace him for this match. Schweinsteiger was one of the players who scored in the reverse fixture.
“If you score a victory away then there is the danger that you keep this in your head for some time. We have to keep reminding the players that we are playing at home and we will only win if we have the right attitude. If we can start on the front foot, like we did against Sweden, and have the pressing, cohesive unit that we had the other night and stop Austria playing, then we can build our attacks from there,” said the Germany manager ahead of the match. Germany’s next match will be against Ecuador.