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One of Loew's most obvious traits throughout his time as German head coach has been his eagerness to jump on whichever bandwagon is currently riding through German football at any given time.
When Louis van Gaal first started playing Bastian Schweinsteiger as a central midfielder, Low shoehorned him into Germany's team accordingly. When Mario Goetze became a forward under Pep Guardiola, the Bundestrainer began experimenting with the player's role too.
With Philipp Lahm often playing as a defensive midfielder at Bayern this season, we will undoubtedly see the captain also sit in Germany's midfield as well.
This isn't exactly a bad thing, of course. Lahm has been exceptional in his new role in midfield and would undoubtedly flourish there for Germany. But is that what die Mannschaft need?
While Loew's side boast an incredible roster of midfielders, the defensive line is incredibly tight—as we have already discussed with the left-back predicament—leaving many to wonder whether Lahm should in fact be playing at full-back against Portugal.
Even though the Bayern and German captain should always play in his most favoured position, a talent like his could go to good use elsewhere on the pitch. And, as we all know, he'd be the last person to disagree with that.