Former Bayern Munich star Javi Martinez in a troublesome place for Sunday’s huge match.
The defensive midfielder will not be taking part in within the World Cup, however did decide Argentina and Germany as his favorites to win the event in Qatar.
After seeing how dominant Spain regarded in its 7-0 destruction of Costa Rica and Germany’s beautiful 2-1 loss to Japan, nonetheless, Martinez in all probability skilled a bit of doubt about how far the Germans may truly go on this event (will they even make it out of the group stage?).
“I noticed no weaknesses within the Spanish aspect. It is going to be a battle over who can maintain the ball. That can be one of many keys of the sport. Germany is like Actual Madrid within the Champions League, they’re all the time there. Germany and Argentina are nonetheless my World Cup favorites,” Martinez stated (as captured by @iMiaSanMia).
It stays to be seen precisely what Germany aspect reveals itself in opposition to Spain. Will if be the inventive, enjoyable, and energetic group that we noticed when Hansi Flick took over the squad or would be the apathetic, tentative lot who choked in opposition to Japan?
Regardless of the case, Germany’s destiny could possibly be selected Sunday — and if the top result’s one other group stage flameout, there could possibly be a critical look into the composition of the roster and what wants to vary instantly shifting ahead.