Löw: “Wales still highly dangerous adversary”

German Football
By German Football April 1, 2009 18:52

Löw: “Wales still highly dangerous adversary”

With only Hamburg’s Marcell Jansen missing, the German team had a final practice session in Cardiff’s Millenium Stadium Tuesday evening. The DFB-squad faces hosts Wales in an important World Cup qualification game tonight (8.45 P.M., live on ARD).

Jansen (29 caps), who had scored his second international goal in a 4-0 win over Liechtenstein on Saturday, suffered flu symptoms and – as a precaution – stayed behind in the team hotel.

Bundestrainer Joachim Löw expects a highly competitive game. “Wales will give us a great battle. We all know about the importance of this game”, said Löw, who also advised his players that they will need to wear down their opponents. Löw spoke about a “battle of attrition”. Löw said: “Wales’ chances to qualify are only theoretical at this point, but they still are a highly dangerous adversary at this point. They are with their backs up against the wall.”

The two teams have met 16 times so far, with Germany registering eight wins, six ties and two losses. On October 15, 2008, Germany won 1-0 on a goal by Piotr Trochowski (Hamburger Sportverein) , his first ever wearing the black and white. Under Löw’s reign, Germany has won 25 of 36 games, with five games ending in a tie. Lukas Podolski (FC Bayern München) would enter the all-time top ten list, if he scores two goals against Wales. So far, Podolski has scored 32 goals in 61 games for Germany.

Norwegian Terje Hauge will referee the game at Millenium stadium.

German Football
By German Football April 1, 2009 18:52
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