Germany’s potential XI for the Euro 2020 next year (part 1)

Joachim Löw’s side finished top of Group C ahead of the Netherlands after winning seven of their eight games, collecting 30 goals in the process. Low has experimented a lot during the qualifiers with big names out of the team and young talents fielded. With the tournament postponed for a year, Germany’s youngsters are being assembled. Here is the potential XI of Germany for the Euro 2020:

Manuel Neuer (Goalkeeper)

It seems like the top favourite for this role is Marc Andre-Stegen, but an experienced keeper is eyed in this crucial role. Manuel Neuer, who will go into the 2020 tournament being the age of 34, made his debut for Germany in 2009 and won the 2014 FIFA World Cup with Germany as well as the Golden Glove award for being the best goalkeeper in the tournament.

Joshua Kimmich (Right Back)

In 2018, Joshua Kimmich started Germany’s UEFA Nations League opener against France. During the Euro 2016, Kimmichdid an impressive display at right back for Germany, nailing down a starting spot ahead of Benedikt Howedes and helping his nation make it to the semi-finals. Since that tournament, The Bayern frontrunner cemented his place in the XI and expected to return next year.

Niklas Sule (Centre Back)

Earlier this year, Low has made a shocking confirmationregarding the future of the veteran players Mats Hummels,Jérôme Boateng and Thomas Müller in the team. Bayern’s Mats Sule will take over Hummels’ position. Sule stands at a hulking 6’4″ yet he is the second-fastest player on the record champions’ books behind French winger Kingsley Coman, making him the perfect replacement for Hummels.

Matthias Ginter (Centre Back)

Borussia Mönchengladbach’s Matthias Ginter has been to two World Cups, and won one, without playing a minute. However, with Low’s decision to field young talents, Ginter has since emerged as a key man in a remodeled Germany side. Last year, Ginter was named man of the match by the fans after the 4-0 win that booked Germany’s spot at UEFA Euro 2020.

Nico Schulz (Left Back)

Nico Schulz right now emerged as Germany’s first-choice left-back. Shulz made his international début in 2018 for the UEFA Nations League, scoring the game-winning goal in the 85th minute over Peru at Hoffenheim’s PreZero Arena. In   Euro 2020 qualifying fixture against the Netherlands last year, Schulz struck a 90th-minute winner in Germany’s opening game.