Coach Joachim Low has prefaced the match with Italy in the European Championship finals in 2012, during a press conference.
Joachim Low, Germany’s national team coach, is aware that his players will have to employ much more to gain qualification against Italy in the final confrontation against Greece unlike in the previous round of European Championship final tournament 2012: “I will not take decisions regarding the composition of the band’s home based on what happened in the final quarterfinal match, because we know that Italy is on another level from Greece and we know we will be more difficult to beat them. I try to make the best choices, based upon my physical condition of players that I have available and opponent characteristics. We want to express an intense pace more than match with Greece, will be important to be us who will take the initiative, because we must act, not react “- said German coach at news conference in the game Squadra Azzurra with confirming then that midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger is likely to be present on the ground – “It feels good, will only play if 100% recovered, but we hope to have available.”
Joachim Low then went through a brief characterization of the Italian national team: “It is a team that has made progress visible World Cup in 2010, has risen and now express a great game. We are ready to face them, whether 3-5-2 system will evolve, as in the first match, or system with four defenders. Andrea Pirlo? Living a second youth. It’s a fantastic player, but will be useless to try to mark it man to man. Would still find a way to invent something in their game. We know they are a quality team with very good technique and showed many qualities throughout this tournament, but also know and what are their problems “- said Joachim Low.
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