Teams placed in the Group of Death at any competition are usually the best of the best, and at Euro 2020 we’re about to witness several of the top nations in the world competing against one another.
Portugal and France are both riding major highs into the tournament after respective wins at Euro 2016 and World Cup 2018, but what about Germany?
The Germans have had a ton of success historically, but with manager Joachim Low on the brink of leaving his post with the national team after the Euros the squad is in a very difficult position.
The talent is absolutely there for Germany throughout the squad, despite Marc-Andre ter Stegen’s noted absences for this edition of the Euros.
Kai Havertz, Antonio Rudiger and Timo Werner are coming off a Champions League-winning campaign for Chelsea, while Joshua Kimmich, Serge Gnabry and Leon Goretzka boast a strong Bayern Munich contingent.
Talent isn’t the question when it comes to Germany at this stage of their national team, but instead the cohesion throughout the squad.
The Germans are just three months removed from a loss to North Macedonia in World Cup qualifying that magnified their issues, especially in the attacking end of the pitch.