Euro 2024: Is Germany hosting to win? see their strengths, weaknesses

 Euro 2024: Is Germany hosting to win? see their strengths, weaknesses

LYON, FRANCE – MARCH 23: Florian Wirtz of Germany celebrates with teammates after scoring his teams first goal during the international friendly match between France and Germany at Groupama Stadium on March 23, 2024 in Lyon, France.(Photo by Ralf Ibing – firo sportphoto/Getty Images)

Months have turned to weeks and weeks to days and now hours to Euro 2024 begins, all eyes are on Germany, the host nation, to deliver a spectacular performance and lift their fourth EURO title on home soil.

Die Mannschaft is under tremendous pressure to win since they have a rich football history, a great team, and home advantage.

In this article, Crispng will dissect the team’s strengths and weaknesses, spotlight its star players, and examine the significance of capturing the coveted championship on their own territory.

After some bad outings in recent international tournaments and a wretched 2023 year where they lost five and won only two out of nine friendly games, Germany have looked better with Julian Nagelsmann as they have won both France and Holland last March.

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They absolutely look like real contenders for Euro 2024 title and being the host might also play to their advantage as their fans will be ever ready and available to cheer them to victory.

Toni Kroos is set to retire after the tournament but still has plenty of class to lead his nation to glory. The emotional weight of his farewell appearance before retirement could also provide the additional motivation they need to push them over the edge and drive them to success.

Germany has a talented squad going into this tournament with the likes of Ilkay Gündogan, Jamal Musiala, Florian Wirtz, Joshua Kimmich, Antonio Rudiger, Toni Kroos, Pascal Gross, Leroy Sane, Thomas Muller, Kai Havertz, Manuel Neuer etc all in the 26-man list released by Julian Nagelsmann.

It is clear that Germany boasts a seasoned squad with a mix of youth and veteran players, some of whom have already lifted the World Cup trophy in 2014.

Some believe Germany still has a problem at left-back and striking position but it’s left to be seen in this tournament.

While fans enthusiasm has been tempered by the team’s dismal performances in the last three tournaments, their recent resurgence since March warrants a reevaluation, and it just might be time to recognize the team as a force to be reckoned with.

Will Germany rise to the occasion and lift the coveted trophy on home soil in front of home crowd? Only time will tell.

Die Mannschaft plays Scotland at Allianz Arena in the opener of 2024 EURO tournament set to last one month from June 14th to July 14th.

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