Platinum, I liked the write up, particularly in describing Germany as a complete team. They seem to have no weaknesses. Only relative strengths.
Still, I wish they had that 1 outstanding player.
I know I'll get attacked for saying this, but they've yet to face a formidable tier 1 team. France wasn't it. Brazil clearly wasn't.
They might need a Mateus, Breitner, Rumminegge, or Netzer when they face Argentina or Holland.
Maybe Germany is enough of a strong collective outfit to still win? Perhaps. I can't tell.
True. I am desperate to see how Germany would do against a formidable tier 1 teams like Spa.. err Ita err Fra errr Bra err Hol eerr Argentina
! I am really curious to see how this German team would do against an Argentinian team with Messi, Mascherano, Romero, Demichelis, Maxi Rodriguez, di Maria or Aguero in a World Cup game.
I don't see how Germany could beat Argentina/Holland without Matthäus, Breitner, Netzer (the bench warmer of 74?), or Rummenigge.
Obviously Germany is individually inferior to Argentina or Holland and unfortunately cannot boast of players like Romero, Demichelis, Kuyt or Martins Indie in their starting eleven.