The players of the German national football team expected Tuesday night a provoked Brazil in the first meeting between the two countries since Germany in 2014 in the semi-finals of the world cup with less than 7-1 won.
The team of national coach Joachim Löw and humiliated the home at the time, in a contest halfway through already 5-0.
“We should be prepared for the confrontation with an extremely motivated Brazil”, knows defender Jerome Now, Monday at the press conference in the run-up to the practice duel in the Olympic Stadium in Berlin.
“In the contest of when it all went very quickly. We could barely believe it. In the rest we decided to continue. Afterwards, it was very emotional to see people crying in the stadium.”
Fellow verderdiger Matthias Ginter, who four years ago with the selection of them, but not fancied, expected also a special reunion with Brazil “This is not a normal match. Even though it is tomorrow but friendly, the past weighs most certainly,” said the player of Borussia Mönchengladbach.
National coach Löw is not concerned with the bizarre world CHAMPIONSHIP match of four years ago, but know that the Brazil of fellow Tite that is.
“That 7-1 plays a larger role for Brazil than for us. It was a big game, but ultimately only a step towards the world title,” said the 58-year-old German. “We have barely over. Of course, wants Brazil revenge, but that is not possible. That semi-final, you can no longer do.”
Löw punctually, moreover, that the situation is different than in 2014. “Brazil is in the last two or three years, has reinvented itself and the old strength found back. I am happy with such an opponent at this stage.”
Coach Tite of Brazil said Sunday that the failure of four years ago, him deals. “This will always remain haunting. That is why the upcoming match in a psychological sense are so very important. The wound is still open, hopefully we can be in Berlin the pain what relief. It will be an emotional game.”
Two years ago, saw both countries together for a time with a totally different team at the Games in Rio de Janeiro. When won Brazil – that, among others, with Neymar, in taipei, taiwan – after penalty shoot-out after the after 120 minutes of 1-1.
Goalkeeper Marc-André ter Stegen will get Tuesday resting against Brazil. Löw let Bernd Leno (Bayer Leverkusen) and Kevin Trapp (Paris Saint-Germain), both a half goalkeeping. “Who in the base begins, we must still discuss,” said the coach. The play of Sami khedira cope is uncertain. If he does not join, is Now captain.
Both Germany and Brazil prepares for the world cup next summer. The team of Löw at the final tournament in a pool with Mexico, Sweden and South Korea, while the Brazilians, Switzerland, Costa Rica and Serbia take.
For the Germans it is Tuesday, the second practice game against a professional country in a short time. Friday ended the meeting with Spain at 1-1. Brazil won on the same day with 0-3 of Russia. Germany-Brazil begins Tuesday at 20.45 hours.