1. They’ve Got The Best Goalkeeper Left In The Tournament
This has been a World Cup for goalkeepers, and Germany’s Manuel Neuer has been one of the best.
The likes of Keylor Navas, Guillermo Ochoa and David Ospina might have grabbed headlines for their respective countries, but Neuer can point to his nation’s appearance in yet another semi-final as evidence that he’s been the best of the bunch, and a couple more good performances should secure the Golden Glove award.
2. They Won’t Fear Penalties
We all know about Germany and penalties, and whilst it is easy to veer into stereotypes, their stellar record in them really does speak for itself.
If they are to win the World Cup, they will no doubt expect that one of their matches from here will be decided from the spot, and they’ll approach it with the same levels of confidence that they have shown previously.
3. The Bayern Munich Factor
Germany named seven Bayern Munich players in their team for the second round clash with Algeria, and they are players who aren’t used to losing.
Pep Guardiola’s men are serial winners in the Bundesliga, and if they can transfer that mentality to the remainder of this tournament then there isn’t like to be anything that their opposition can do to stop them.
4. They Are Tournament Experts
Staggeringly, this is now the six major tournament in the last seven in which Germany have reached the semi-finals, a run which dates back to the 2002 World Cup in Japan and South Korea.
No other team can match that sort of mentality and experience, and they can put that to good use as they reach a period of the tournament that they know so well.
5. They Have Options On The Bench
When the second round clash against Algeria wasn’t going Germany’s way, coach Joachim Löw was able to introduce Chelsea’s Andre Schürrle from the bench, and the forward scored a crucial goal.
Löw then sought to close the game out against France in the quarter-finals, and he was again able to bring on the fresh legs and quality of Schürrle and Mario Götze. Having such depth in his squad is sure make the German manager the envy of plenty of his peers left in the competition, and he can use this strength his undoubted advantage.
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