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)

Joshua Kimmich: 'There are many things we need to do better against Portugal'

By Rune Gjerulff

Germany know what they must improve on to beat Portugal, insists Joshua Kimmich.

Joshua Kimmich and Leon Goretzka.
Joshua Kimmich and Leon Goretzka.Photo: Steffen Flor, Creative Commons, CC BY-SA 4.0

Joshua Kimmich believes Germany have the quality to bounce back from Tuesday's 1-0 loss to France with a win over Portugal in their second Euro 2020 group stage game tonight.

"We really want to win the game. We have the quality to do so. We all know what's at stake," said the Bayern München star at the pre-match press conference.

"We knew that we would have to defend well against France. It will be a similar story against Portugal. That's why we will need to find the right balance between a solid performance and taking risks up front, all while playing to win.

"Our preparations were focused on our own game. There are many things we need to do better against Portugal. We need to find our way through their backline and it will also be our task to expose the fact that Portugal also have weaknesses."

1Rui Patrício
2Nélson Semedo
4Rúben Dias
5Raphaël Guerreiro
13Danilo Pereira
10Bernardo Silva ↩46
11Bruno Fernandes ↩64
14William Carvalho ↩58
21Diogo Jota ↩83
7Cristiano Ronaldo (C)
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
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
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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