Against Japan, it will be essential that we are defensively stable, said Never. The Japanese are a simple group, they play straightforward and are fast to change. We need to take care, cautioned the 36-year-old.

The DFB selection will play against Japan at the World Cup in Qatar on Wednesday (2:00 p.m.). Due to the defeat at the 2018 World Cup in Russia versus Mexico, they found out the enormous importance of the opening game and need to not undervalue a team, stated Never. 4 years ago, for the very first time on the planet Cup history, the end of the group had ended for Germany.


You get self-esteem with a good competition start, have a little buffer with 3 points and can go into the next video games with a wide chest. For me, the opening game is actually the most important video game in the entire tournament, stated Never the Kicker in an interview.

Captain Manuel Neuer has actually stressed the exceptionally high importance of the German nationwide group against Japan for him.