Germany arrives to this World Cup among the favorites to win the title in South Africa. After their great performance in the first game against the team of Australia, Germany has been established as the strongest team of the first round.
Germany showed in their debut a great offensive style of play and physical condition that has characterized them throughout history.
After a four-goal victory, I can say that the absence of Michael Ballack had no effect on Joachim Löw’s team and this could certainly be a great motivation for a new generation of players.
The next match will be against Serbia, in a game in which the Germans will try to get the win and qualify for the first place in Group D.
Their experience is one of the main positive factors of this team. Germany reached the final of Euro 2008 and finished third in 2006 World Cup as hosts. Also, the combination of Lucas Podolski and Thomas Muller may be the most dangerous weapon of this squad.
On the other hand, Serbia lost in a disappointing performance against the team of Ghana. The Serbs will not have an easy game against the Germans; however, they must get three points if they want to fight for second place and move on in their first World Cup in history.
However, it is expected that the level and quality of play of the team of Serbia can complicate the Germans, considering that they have a great defensive line formed by Ivanovic, Vidic, Lukovic and Kolarov.
Finally, after their great performance, Germany is considered for many as the big favorite to get its fourth world cup title, but we can’t forget that many other times the German team has begun with major wins in a world championship and then ended empty-handed.