Berlin, Sep 30 (IANS) German World Cup winning coach Joachim Loew will keep a close eye on VfL Wolfsburg in Wednesday’s Champions League group match against Manchester United.
The 55-year-old is not only expecting a sensational win for the underdogs but he is also worried about several of his candidates for the German national team, Xinhua reported.
Andre Schuerrle, Max Kruse and Julian Draxler could well play a vital part in their country’s upcoming Euro 2016 qualifying games against Ireland (October 8 in Dublin) and Georgia (October 11 in Leipzig) – but the trio are currently out of form.
Despite the major crisis Wolfsburg’s owner, the car giant Volkswagen, is facing due to false exhaust emissions and as a result possible cuts in future sponsorship, the club seems to be coming to a turning point on the pitch too.
The Germans originally planned to build up a sort of “VfL Germany” to develop German talents.
However, the strategy has not yet paid off.
In the middle of the crisis stands the man who was responsible for the World Cup winning assist in the 2014 World Cup final against Argentina.
Everyone remembers the 24-year-old Andre Schuerrle crossing for his teammate Mario Goetze (Bayern Munich) to hit the back of the net in Germany’s 1-0 win over the South Americans.