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:
Toni Kroos (Defensive midfield)
Toni Kroos led Germany to Euro 2020 with his brace in a 4-0 victory over Belarus in the qualifying round of the tournament. His remarkable experience in the team will undoubtedly needed by Low to clinch the title for next year. Not to mention that Kroos is regarded as Germany’s best player. He was named German Player of the Year at the Euro 2016 and voted to the Team of the Tournament.
Leon Goretzka (Central midfield)
Bayern Munich midfielder Goretzka has been used as a wide midfielder. Goretzka has made 25 appearances for Germany, scoring 11 goals. He was named in the squad for the 2016 Summer Olympics and captained Germany in their first match against Mexico, but picked up a shoulder injury, and returned to Gelsenkirchen.
Serge Gnabry (Right wing)
The greatest addition of the new Germany era is Serge Gnarby. Since his arrival in 2016, Gnabry, netted frequently and consistently, racking up 11 goals in his last 11 international appearances. In a 2018 World Cup qualification match against San Marino, he scored a hat-trick in the 8–0 win. It was followed by another hat-trick in Euro 2020 qualification in the 6–1 victory against Northern Ireland.
Leroy Sane (Right wing)
The former Manchester City and now Bayern’s Leroy Sane scored his first goal for Germany following an assist from Serge Gnabry last year against Russia. These two players when joined in the pitch together create a strong hold as key attacking threats. Sane at 24 has made a total of 137 assists and 36 goals in his entire career, an impressive number that can be beneficial to the team next year.
Marco Reus (Left wing)
Borussia Dortmund captain Marco Reus helped Germany to success in the qualifiers. Reus had scored five goals and assisted three more in helping his nation qualify for the 2014 World Cup finals in Brazil. However, he missed the final tournament in 2014, which Germna won, and has only 44 caps, due to his recurring injuries in recent years. His return in the team for this tournament is going to be a big help.
Timo Werner (Striker)
The newly-signed Chelsea player Timo Werner is Germany’s best asset despite not shining in the qualifiers due to Serge Gnabry’s impressive form. He missed out on Germany’s famous World Cup success in 2014 but his three goals and two assists won him the Golden Boot in the 2017 Confederations Cup is one of the reasons why he will be in Low’s starting next year.