Portugal - Germany

Europe: European Championship
Portugal C. Ronaldo (15), D. Jota (67)
Allianz Arena2-4Attendance: 12.926
Germany R. Dias (35), R. Guerreiro (39), K. Havertz (51), R. Gosens (60)
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Ginter pinpoints key areas Germany must improve on

By Rune Gjerulff

Germany have to improve in a number of aspects after their loss to France, states Matthias Ginter.

Matthias Ginter.
Matthias Ginter.Photo: Steffen Prößdorf, CC BY-SA 4.0

Germany defender Matthias Ginter sees plenty of room for improvement after his team fell to a 1-0 defeat against France in their Euro 2020 opener two days ago.




Speaking at a press conference ahead of Saturday's clash with Portugal, Ginter identified two key areas where Germany must improve.

"We were often missing that decisive pass in the final third and failed to create any golden opportunities. We have to do better and the whole team has to step up," said the Gladbach centre-back.

"Set pieces were on the agenda again in training today. We know that we can and must improve in that regard," he added.

"We've got a feeling of 'now more than ever' - we're looking ahead and are fully focused on Portugal. We're maintaining a positive energy and will go all out for the win on Saturday."

Germany lock horns with Portugal at Allianz Arena in Munich on Saturday at 18:00 CET.


Portugal
(4-1-4-1)
1Rui Patrício
2Nélson Semedo
3Pepe
4Rúben Dias
5Raphaël Guerreiro
13Danilo Pereira
10Bernardo Silva ↩46
11Bruno Fernandes ↩64
14William Carvalho ↩58
21Diogo Jota ↩83
7Cristiano Ronaldo (C)
Bench
12Anthony Lopes
22Rui Silva
9André Silva ↪83
15Rafa Silva ↪58
17Gonçalo Guedes
6José Fonte
20Diogo Dalot
8João Moutinho ↪64
16Renato Sanches ↪46
18Rúben Neves
19Pedro Gonçalves
26João Palhinha
Germany
(3-4-2-1)
1Manuel Neuer (C)
4Matthias Ginter
5Mats Hummels ↩62
2Antonio Rüdiger
6Joshua Kimmich
21İlkay Gündoğan ↩73
8Toni Kroos
20Robin Gosens ↩62
25Thomas Müller
7Kai Havertz ↩73
10Serge Gnabry ↩87
Bench
12Bernd Leno
22Kevin Trapp
9Kevin Volland
11Timo Werner
19Leroy Sané ↪87
3Marcel Halstenberg ↪62
15Niklas Süle ↪73
24Robin Koch
26Christian Günter
17Florian Neuhaus
18Leon Goretzka ↪73
23Emre Can ↪62

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