Germany is warming up for its crucial final group match against Ghana tonight. The Germans must beat their rivals to be sure of qualifying for the knockout phase.
German coach Joachim Loew, is positive about the outcome. His top striker Miroslav Klose is suspended for the game, after getting a red card during the last match against Serbia.
Joachim Loew said, "When I talk to the players, I don't get the impression they are nervous or insecure following the defeat to Serbia. They have self confidence, despite being a very young team. They are convinced they can win the match against Ghana."
|Germany head coach Joachim Loew listens to a question during a news |
conference in Pretoria, South Africa, Tuesday, June 22, 2010.
Germany will play against Ghana in Group D of the soccer World Cup
on Wednesday, June 23, 2010 at Soccer City stadium in Johannesburg.
(AP Photo/Gero Breloer)
Joachim Loew said, "I expect a high paced game from both teams. I don't expect Ghana to be too offensive, because I think a point would be a good result for them. I believe they will make some adjustments to their starting eleven, compared to their game against Australia. This match will be very tough, not only mentally, but also physically."