Young Ger­mans ‘ best in world’

Townsville Bulletin - - SPORT -

GER­MANY coach Joachim Low says he is proud and im­pressed af­ter his young and ex­per­i­men­tal team gave the na­tion a first Con­fed­er­a­tions Cup ti­tle.

The Ger­many squad in St Peters­burg bore no re­sem­blance to his 2014 World Cup win­ners and will not be the one that en­ters the World Cup in Russia next year to de­fend their ti­tle.

But Low said the 1- 0 de­feat of Chile meant Ger­many could claim to be the best in the world, a ref­er­ence to com- ments be­fore the match by Chile mid­fielder Ar­turo Vi­dal.

“Be­fore the match, Vi­dal had said that win­ning this cup would mean they are the best team in the world. Well, this cup means that at the mo­ment Ger­many is still the best team in the world,” Low said.

Low has seen sev­eral play­ers im­prove their stand­ing in­clud­ing Timo Werner, who set up the win­ning goal for Lars Stindl. The Leipzig striker clinched the Golden Boot tro­phy with three goals and two as­sists in the tour­na­ment.

Timo Werner.

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