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Biggest Issue For Germany Ahead Of The World Cup

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The issue that is keeping Germany manager Hansi Flick awake at night is his lack of attacking options

Germany’s problems are the same for every tournament: they don’t have a reliable centre-forward and only ever have one decent attacking full-back.

West Ham United’s Thilo Kehrer is likely to be a more defensive counterpart to David Raum on the other side of the back four, which might not be the worst combination.

Short of a dramatic change of citizenship by a certain Harald Kahn, Hansi Flick will continue to field a variable four-pronged attack, hoping that they will collectively make up for the lack of a real No 9.

Germany used to dominate World Cup’s and Euros, but that has not been the case recently. German fans have seen their side get stomped by England, of all teams, in their previous Euro, utterly collapsing in the past World Cup’s group stage, slouching to defeats against Mexico and South Korea.

Nobody is expecting Germany not to get out of their group in Qatar, but it would be a major surprise if they finished ahead of Spain. That would put them up against Belgium in a Round of 16, which will be an extremely difficult task

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