EM 2021: Germany is under pressure against Portugal.
Jogi Löw and Joshua Kimmich will speak at the press conference on Friday.
We'll be there for you from 7.45 p.m. in the live ticker.
Munich - The German national soccer team is challenged.
After the opening defeat against France, national coach Jogi Löw's team is under pressure before the second group game of the European Championship *.
Germany will face Portugal on Saturday (June 19, 6 p.m.).
Defeat should be avoided.
EM 2021: Before DFB-PK - Kimmich calls for more offensive spirit
For Germany there will be a groundbreaking duel of this EM * against the European champions. If the DFB-Elf * loses against Cristiano Ronaldo * & Co., they almost have their backs to the wall - although of course the four best thirds of the group make it into the second round. The motto is therefore clear, as Bayern professional Joshua Kimmich * made it clear at MagentaTV: “We're not here to go on vacation or to leave early. It's about winning the game and getting through. "
For this to succeed, Germany must “think more aggressively and risk even more,” demanded Kimmich.
"We have to show that we are also a favorite." In all likelihood, Kimmich will have to tackle this mission again as a right-wing offensive defender in the back three or five - even if the voices get louder after returning to his regular position in the central midfield .
EM 2021 / DFB: Press conference with Löw and Kimmich - discussions about external position
Löw * doesn't want to let the debate flare up in the first place, draws comparisons to Philipp Lahm and says: "Even as a young player, Jo has impressively proven that he can play all positions without any problems." however, it was also due to his strong opponent Lucas Hernandez *.
Nonetheless, the leader couldn't really take over the game. The Kimmich factor was manageable. Will that get better against Portugal *? Because Lukas Klostermann (muscle injury) and Jonas Hofmann (knee problems) are absent due to injury, the 55-time national player will probably also play against Selecao in the unpleasant outer position. Löw sees both as alternatives. How the German team will also go into the important game against Portugal, Löw will explain on Friday (June 18) at the matchday press conference. From 7.45 p.m. he and Joshua Kimmich will be available to answer questions. We accompany the PK in Munich * here in the live ticker.
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