“This is a great group, very difficult. Germany are the favorites, no need to watch the test games,” Yakin said, referring to the DFB team’s recent defeats on MagentaTV: “We know that Germany is a tournament team and that it will definitely improve” .

He is convinced that “Germany can definitely put together a good team before the European Championships,” added the former Stuttgart and Kaiserslautern player. Germany will play their third and final group match of the 2024 European Championship against Switzerland on June 23 in Frankfurt am Main.

“Of course they are ambitious”

The duel between neighbors was enjoyable for both the fans and the players, “who also played a lot in the Bundesliga,” Yakin said. Among other things, Bayer Leverkusen midfield star Granit Xhaka is currently making money in the Bundesliga.

Switzerland, which reached the quarter-finals at the last European Championships, believes it has a good chance of advancing in Germany’s group. “We are, of course, ambitious, we have excellent players,” Yakin said confidently.
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