Gavi and Pedri will take Spanish football forward in the new generation. This is the opinion of the former captain of the World Cup-winning Germany, Lothar Matthaus. The German legend is overwhelmed by the new two stars of Spanish football. He admits coach Luis Enrique’s philosophy of relying on youth has also impressed him.
Today, Sunday Germany-Spain duel. Hansi Flick’s side lost 1-2 against Japan in their first group match. There, Spain blew away Costa Rica 7-0 with an incredible display of Tiqui-Taca football.
In the current situation, Germany may be eliminated from the first round of the World Cup in Qatar if they fail to pick up three points against Spain. Two years ago these two countries faced each other. Spain surprised Germany by half a dozen goals in the match. It was a UEFA Nations League match. That’s why Matthaus is giving Spain more importance than his home country Germany in Sunday’s game.