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Germany to line up in a 4-2-2-2 under Nagelsmann?

By Rune Gjerulff   @runegjerulff

Kicker reports that Julian Nagelsmann tested a 4-2-2-2 system in his first training session as Germany coach.
Julian Nagelsmann.
Julian Nagelsmann.Photo: GEPA Pictures/Sven Sonntag
Julian Nagelsmann's first training session as Germany coach suggests he's looking to implement a change of formation.

According to Kicker, the German team practiced build-up play in a 4-2-2-2 formation during the 36-year-old's first training session in the United States.

Joshua Kimmich played in central midfield, unlike in Hansi Flick's last game in charge, where he was deployed at right-back.

Germany captain Ilkay Gündogan was upbeat after the training session, saying:

"You can see the drive, you can see the motivation. It was a good session where you could see that tactically and technically, it's already at a high level."

Germany face the United States in their first game under Nagelsmann on Saturday. Four days later, they take on Mexico.

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