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On the other hand, his ability to play the number 11 position would have been of some interest if the new regime hadn’t found itself up against Germany’s own lacklustre numbers.
“We have to hope we get the right balance,” says Schmeichel. “We had been focusing on the young-back role, we wanted to make that better for the team than to be up against Germany.
“We have to make sure we have enough defenders up front and, more importantly, not rely too much on our young players – the German players. We have to create the right atmosphere in the squad – we need to keep things fresh.
“I had no problems with it from the first game against Iceland. I think we were on the right spot and our players worked very hard for it.”
Indeed, although Mkhitaryan will miss the World Cup with an injury, his form over the previous three years suggests otherwise. He is currently the second most prolific goalscorer in the tournament behind Argentina’s Lionel Messi, who has scored an astonishing 34, this year.
“He’s one of the best players in Europe,” says Germany coach Joachim Löw. “He’s also played in the우리카지노 Euros. For an 11-year-old the Euros are not a tough competition.”
It was during this last year’s Confederations Cup that Mkhitaryan’s performances became particularly encouraging for Löw. The Armenian scored his first in우리카지노ternational goal against Ukraine in the semi-final after being introduced for the first time on September 27.
“He played on the left but when [Jurgen] Klopp asked me how he did play더킹카지노ing on the right I said ‘I am happy with the way we play’,” Löw says.
“We had the choice to play with two, he was in good form and he always wanted to work. The same with Nuri [Anzhi] and with Mesut Ozil. They all want to play because they are young.”
The arrival of Mkhitaryan has been linked with a switch to Arsenal ahead of the World Cup but, with Mesut Ozil struggling, Löw says the Arsenal manager has the option of staying put, perhaps even continuing with the Armenia coach with whom he is close.
However, the big difference between the two clubs could be Löw’s position. Arsenal need defensive stability and with the arrival of Xherdan Shaqiri i