Germany Must Grow Up

Paula RContributor IJune 23, 2010

JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA - JUNE 23: Mesut Oezil of Germany celebrates victory at the final whistle during the 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa Group D match between Ghana and Germany at Soccer City Stadium on June 23, 2010 in Johannesburg, South Africa.  (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)
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After the match against Ghana its so doubtful if Germany will ever make it through 2nd stage. It was an amateur football display and the defense line was super weak. It was like watching some teenage inexperienced kids kicking ball around hoping that they can do the impossible.

Loew certainly made a huge mistake when he put his trust on a bunch of immature youths. He just made a gamble and soon he will be heading home without a win. Added without Klose it was so painful to watch every single time the ball was in the penalty area. Ozil desperately scored the winning goal.

On the other hand, Lahm and Mertesacker failed in defending. They cannot work together. Sweinsteiger is kind of stuck in the middle of the field and I suppose he is playing Ballack's role but this eventually I think limiting his movements.

When we compare Brazil and Germany, I believe its very obvious how Germans are failing to produce neat ball passes. So far I don't see any sort of powerful skill in the German team. I believe that in the next World Cup Germany will have a very damn good team with skillful and powerful players after four years of practice. However at the moment, the players are just too young for World Cup where the players just lack experience.

Germany cannot strike well. They stumble upon the goal post. Since the match against Australia, Germany has failed to strike on target. Podolski always and forever kicks the ball wildly.

Germany need to setback, relax and reconsider their game strategy because so far I don't see much strength in the team. They need to repair the squad before it is too late.

I am just so disappointed with the Germans. Germany must make drastic changes if they want to win. Loew must somehow level up Germany's game or they are going to head home soon.