France – Germany: Some reasons for optimism for Germany, despite loss to World Champions France (2-1)
Joachim Löw surprised with a new system that outplayed the World Champions in their own stadium. After an early lead for Germany, Didier Deschamps’ adjustments brought France back in the game and, with some fortune, France managed to win the game. Despite the defeat, however, there are finally reasons to be optimistic about Germany.
Stepping into the World Champions den, facing the risk of relegation, all narratives pointed to the final nail in the coffin for Joachim Löw. What we saw instead was, perhaps, the first game of a new Germany. Löw switched to a 5-2 . . .
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