The Germans crushed Latvia to a 7-1 win in the pre-tournament friendly.
Germany wound up the pre-tournament friendlies on a bang as they hammered Latvia 7-1.
Following a disappointing 1-1 draw against Denmark, the Germans regrouped well for a thumping win, which will now set the tone for Euro 2020.
The game’s biggest highlight was that every attacker worked in tandem to wreak havoc upon hapless Latvia, and this harmony would be a key factor heading into the European Championship.
It was good to see Thomas Muller produce a stunning display – 1 goal and 1 assist – and he would be pivotal for the Germans in Euro. The Bayern Munich playmaker had to wait for a long while, say around two years, before returning to the national team. Although Joachim Low could have been right about dropping Muller to start a new era after the World Cup debacle, calling up Muller for the European Championship might well be his best decision yet.
Kai Havertz stole the headlines when he scored the winning goal for Chelsea in the Champions League final against Manchester City. Despite a stuttering start at Stamford Bridge, Havertz is improving with each game, and against Latvia, he produced a classy display.
Havertz’s Chelsea team-mate Timo Werner, who was looking low in confidence, might have gained enough rhythm after finding the nets last night.
Leroy Sane did an excellent job as well, and the Speedy Bayern winger can be expected to be lethal in the European Championship.
Germany will begin their Euro 2020 campaign against World Cup winners France and will face Portugal next. Although entering the competition as non-favourites, the Germans boast a strong side to be at their best.