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Germany receive Goretzka boost ahead of France game

Tue 15 June 2021 | 6:29

The Bayern Munich midfielder has recovered from his muscle injury and he will be available for the team’s upcoming game.

Germany

will face

France

in the first match of their Euro 2020 campaign on Tuesday. The Mannschaft were rightfully worried about the muscle injury of their key midfielder

Leon Goretzka

, but

Joachim Low

reveals the 26-year-old has trained with the team ahead of their crucial battle against Les Bleues.

"It's only Jonas Hofmann who is not available. All other players have joined in with training, Leon as well was with us,"

Low told reporters in a pre-match press conference.

"I think he [Goretzka] trained four or five sessions with the team, overall he gave a good impression and he doesn't feel anything from his injury.

"He won't be risked, but I've said to Leon we will talk after our final training session. It's clear that he won't be in the starting XI just because the break he's had is too long.

"We will talk and take a decision over whether he can be on the bench, maybe give him some minutes. We will talk with the medical department about him too, I just wanted him to participate in training and if something wasn't going well he could tell me."

France were boosted by the return of

Karim Benzema

which improved their already star-studded squad. Low admits their opponents have great firepower but says his side are not short of top-class talents.

He added:

"It's obvious we also have a lot of qualities in our team, a good balance and the right mix in attack,

"We have a lot of quality. Timo Werner, Leroy Sane, these are players who can decide matches. Kai Havertz, Thomas Muller and Serge Gnabry too.

"I think both attacks are a real threat, you shouldn't let them out of sight.

"You have to be focused every minute, because all of these players can score and be decisive."

After their battle against France, Germany will continue the group stage with two matches against

Portugal

and

Hungary

on June 19 and 23.


source: SportMob