Germany will look to lift the trophy one more time and become the first nation since the dawn of the 21st century to successfully defend the FIFA World Cup in the greatest event of the game. Being the defending champions, the pressure would be onto Germany to put up some breathtaking performance that could help them clinch the title one more time in the most watched sporting event of the World.
Let’s have a look at the 3 reasons that prove Germany would lift the trophy one more time this year
Germans are merciless with their style of play
While the other teams feel contempt with 1 or 2 goals, Germany’s hunger to triumphant by a huge margin always keeps them a level above their competitors. Their unquenching thirst for more and more goals is something that gives them an edge over them counterparts.
They also hold the record for most goals scored by a nation in 3 consecutive World Cups with 14 goals in 2006 World Cup, 16 in 2010 World Cup and 18 in the 2014 World Cup which helped them emerge victorious in the end.
In the 2014 World Cup, the German team smashed Brazil for 7-1 in the semi-finals to make sure the Men in Yellow registered their most shameful defeat in the history of the FIFA Cup. They also defeated the Ronaldo led Portugal in by a margin of 4-0 and get them off track from the 1st game itself.
Germany team led by Joachim Low were the first team to qualify for the World Cup 2018 as they won all their 10 group matches against names like Norway, Azerbaijan, Czech Republic and Northern Ireland.
A well trained and disciplined unit
You can say that Germans and discipline go hand in hand. The kind of on-field conduct that Germans exhibit is something that can give other teams a run for their money. German unit tires the other players in running hard behind the ball, maintains a solid style of defense and then strikes the opponent when they are at their weakest thereby inflicting some serious damage in the process.
The German side is highly strict with the roles assigned to the players and rarely the players go out of position. As a matter of fact, in the 2014 World Cup, they conceded mere 4 goals throughout the tournament and punished their opponents for a total of 18 goals which ultimately helped them lift the cup in the end.
They know how to work as a team
They don’t rely on one single player to win it for them under important situations, rather they focus on working as a team and distributing their responsibilities which is one of the reasons for their success in the FIFA event. Unlike other teams like Argentina and Portugal who rely on Messi and Ronaldo to pull off a miracle in their favour, the German side relies on the individual talent, solid teamwork and sky-high team spirits.
People might have seen many teams deploying the strategy of ” go for the star player, make him fall under your trap” and to quite an extent it works for them as at times they do manage to get the better of players of the likes of Messi, Neymar Jr. or Ronaldo.
Unfortunately, this scheme doesn’t work for Germany. Every player on the field is capable enough of being the match winner for his team and under crucial situations.
Let me tell you what had happened during the 2018 World Cup qualifier matches. Christiano Ronaldo netted 15 goals which were around 47 percent of his team’s goals. Germany, on the other hand, had players like Sandro Wagner and Thomas Muller who managed to score 5 goals each with the remaining 18 unleashed a rampage of 33 goals to take the tally to 43 goals.
That’s how the Best teams work their way to the top of the ladder. Attacking style of play, discipline, and teamwork, the 3 vital factors needed for a victory and the Germans have it in abundance.