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This is how Nagelsmann explains his choice for Sané

This is what Nagelsmann says in regards to the line-up and match plan in opposition to Denmark

The German nationwide workforce needs to advance to the European Championship quarter-finals in opposition to Denmark. National coach Julian Nagelsmann is making some modifications to the beginning eleven. Here he explains his selections and explains his match plan.

Julian Nagelsmann shocked everybody together with his line-up in opposition to Denmark. He began Leroy Sané within the spherical of 16 in opposition to Denmark and left Florian Wirtz and Niclas Füllkrug on the bench. That is what the nationwide coach is hoping for from his substitutions.

DThe German nationwide workforce is battling Denmark for a spot within the quarter-finals of the European Championship. 80 minutes earlier than kick-off, the German Football Association (DFB) broadcasts the line-up. It is a large shock. National coach Julian Nagelsmann places Leroy Sané within the beginning line-up and places Florian Wirtz on the bench.

Sané was not within the beginning eleven in any of the three group matches. In the opening match in opposition to Scotland, the winger was substituted on within the 63rd minute, in opposition to Hungary he got here on after 58 minutes, and within the 1:1 draw in opposition to Switzerland he was allowed to play for 14 minutes. In all three matches, the FC Bayern Munich participant was all the time substituted for Wirtz.

Leroy Sané starts in the European Championship round of 16 against Denmark

Leroy Sané begins within the European Championship spherical of 16 in opposition to Denmark

Source: dpa/Christian Charisius

Before kick-off, Nagelsmann defined his shocking choice. “Florian would rather have the ball at his feet. The Danes are very strong physically. They are very strong in the air. But they have a lot of problems on the ground. Leroy is someone who can offer a lot of depth. He has a lot of speed. But they have a lot of problems on the ground,” stated Nagelsmann. He is hoping for Sané's velocity and dribbling potential: “Leroy has trained very well, he has made a very good impression. We are differentiating between two world-class players, so the decision can only be a good one.”

“He will do the team a lot of good”

ZDF professional Christoph Kramer welcomes Nagelsmann's choice. “With Leroy Sané, the whole game changes. He holds the line and brings more width to the game. I believe that he will do the German team a lot of good today,” stated Kramer.

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The second shock got here on the left aspect of protection. David Raum was most popular over Maximilian Mittelstädt, who was within the beginning eleven for all three preliminary spherical matches. “David Raum can bring a lot of emotion into the team. He leads the group of players who are at the back very well. We want to reward that,” stated Nagelsmann.

Niclas Füllkrug would even have deserved to play from the beginning. But the striker will initially solely be on the bench in opposition to Denmark. “Fülle would also have deserved to start. We need him over the course of the game. His emotionality to get the stadium excited,” stated Nagelsmann.