Former Bayern Munich and Germany nice Philipp Lahm got here away simply as disheartened as most followers after watch Die Mannschaft drop a 2-1 determination to Japan.
It was equally disappointing and irritating for Lahm, however he doesn’t suppose he would resort to switching Joshua Kimmich out of the central midfield. As a substitute, Lahm would use a extra conservative strategy and deploy stay-at-home defensive our bodies like Matthias Ginter and Christian Günter to man the outside-back positions.
“Shifting Joshua Kimmich from midfield to right-back is out of the query for me. I’d put Ginter on the precise and Günter on the left. Why? As a result of it’s now all about having a compact protection,” Lahm informed RedaktionsNetzwerk Deutschland (as captured by @iMiaSanMia). “You’ll be able to’t anticipate Ginter to be operating up and down the wing, and he doesn’t need to both. He’s an especially dependable, accountable participant, a stabilizer.”
Germany supervisor Hansi Flick might decide to go that route towards what appears to be like to be a really assured and formidable Spain aspect. The previous Bayern Munich boss goes to need to hope his struggling offense can come to life with out compromising its defensive integrity.