The starting position
Germany occupies second place in Group C behind Northern Ireland, having played one more match before the fourth day of qualifying matches of the European Championship, after two wins in two matches . Estonia is fourth and is still waiting for the first point.
L & # 39; coach
As in Belarus, Marcus Sorg will once again occupy the German team. The 53-year-old assistant coach represents coach Joachim Löw, who misses the season finale for health reasons.
For the German national team, it is only the fourth international match against Estonia. And the first three are already eternally back. In 1935, 1937 and 1939, there was one victory each.
L & # 39; referee
Turkish Ali Palabiyik leads the game. The 37-year-old is whistling for the first time in an international match between the German team.
Substitute national coach Marcus Sorg is relying heavily on the team that recently won in Belarus. "We will certainly not force a big rotation because we need some stability in the team and in the procedures"said Sorg. the "one or the other change" he will do however. Manuel Neuer is not affected. The captain will stand at the door. "Regarding stability in our young team, Manu is an important factor, so he will play safely"said Sorg.
Of course, a win against Estonia is firmly planned. "We want to win with revenge"said Sorg. He cautioned, however, not to speak in advance to Estonians who are still useless only to speak of the pinnacle of success: "We would do well to think first about victory, then about the result – you have to start by attacking the Estonians."
In Mainz, the team also aims to bring fans to their side. "We want to do everything to make people excited again"said Sorg. Fans devastated by World Cup disaster a year ago should again "Hot" to be on it "That they can turn on the TV, visit the stadiums and identify with us"stressed the coach.
L & # 39; opponent
National coach of Estonia, Martin Reim, puts his players to work. The 48 year old player sees the game but also as an experience. "We are just happy to be able to compete with Germany, it will be hard work for us"said Reim, which is the country's international record with 157 appearances. "We must be very brave in the field"defender Karol Mets said on the road taken by a flagrant outsider. "The coach said we should not be afraid of the game but enjoy the evening"says the 26 years old.
The constellations expected from the team
Germany: New / Bayern Munich – Klostermann / RB Leipzig, Ginter / Borussia Monchengladbach, Germany / Bayern Munich, Schulz / TSG Hoffenheim – Kimmich / Bayern Munich, Gundogan / Manchester City – Goretzka / Munich Bay – Gnabry / Bayern Munich, Reus / Borussia Dortmund, Sane / Manchester City
Estonia: Lepmets / Levadia FC – Teniste / SK Brann, Vihman / Stabaek IF, Mets / AIK Solna, Tamm / Kielce Korona, Pikk / Miedz Legnica – Kita / FC Fulham II, Vassiljev / Flora FC, Dmitriev / Oklahves, Ojamaa / Miedz Legnica – Zenjov / Shakhtar Karaganda
The following calendar
After the match, the German team bids farewell to the summer break. In qualifying for the European Championship, it will continue until September 6th. Then, the Netherlands will be guests in Hamburg. Three days later we will go to Northern Ireland.
sid / dpa
On: 11.06.2019, 09:50