Picking the Best Potential Germany Lineup to Face the Netherlands in the Nations League on Saturday


Germany will look for their first Nations League win on Saturday when they play the Netherlands at the Johan Cruyff Arena in Amsterdam.

Die Mannschaft drew their first game in the competition 0-0 with France and won their most recently international friendly 2-1 against Peru.

Here’s the team Joachim Low could pick.

1. Goalkeeper & Defenders

Manuel Neuer (GK) – Considered one of the best goalkeepers in the world, Neuer will be looking for a good performance as he bids to return to top form after a year disrupted by injury.

Joshua Kimmich (RB) – A wonderfully gifted player adept at playing in defence and midfield, Kimmich has two Bundesliga assists so far this season.

Jerome Boateng (CB) – Boateng has been disappointing for Bayern Munich this season and a strong performance here will do wonders for his confidence.

Mats Hummels (CB) – Similarly to Boateng, Hummels hasn’t hit top gear this term but should start here.

Jonas Hector (LB) – Now playing in Germany’s second division following Koln’s relegation last year, Hector is still rated highly by Joachim Low.

2. Midfielders

Toni Kroos (CM) – One of the best midfielders of his generation, Kroos should pick up his 89th international cap on Saturday.

Sebastian Rudy (CM) – Leon Goretzka has withdrawn from Germany’s squad so Rudy should replace his compatriot in central midfield.

Thomas Muller (RM) – After a disappointing World Cup, Muller has started reasonably for Bayern this campaign, registering two goals and two assists in the Bundesliga.

Julian Draxler (CAM) – The 25-year-old hasn’t yet justified the hype that surrounded him at an early age but he is still a regular in Germany’s squad and could play behind Timo Werner here.

Leroy Sane (LM) – Left out of Germany’s squad for the 2018 World Cup, Manchester City winger Sane still has a point to prove to Low.

3. Forward

Timo Werner (ST) – Now firmly established as Germany’s first choice striker, Werner will be looking for his ninth international goal on Saturday.



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