Low wary of Sturridge threat

Germany head coach Joachim Low is concerned about the threat England pose on the counter-attack.

Last Updated: 19/11/13 at 15:13 Post Comment

Joachim Low: Wary of England threat on counter-attack

Joachim Low: Wary of England threat on counter-attack

He does not expect Roy Hodgson's side to adopt Borussia Dortmund's high pressing style when they lose the ball.

But with pacy Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge starting at Wembley, he is wary of the threat they pose when they win the ball back.

"If you look at both Arsenal and Dortmund both of these teams are shaped in a very special way, not necessarily by English or German players, but by foreign players," he said.

"I don't think that you should compare club and national teams, they are two different cups of tea.

"But at the same time I think England are very good at that.

"If you look at (Wayne) Rooney dropping deep, (Theo) Walcott and Sturridge, they are very good on the counter-attack.

"So yes it would suit England to play on the counter-attack, why not?"

As for his own side's goalscoring abilities, Low feels they need to sharpen up after being held to a 1-1 draw in Italy on Friday.

"We must improve our play in the final third," he added.

"We lacked efficiency against Italy, missing the clinical precision needed at the level.

"We've got to finish as well as create opportunities, especially at World Cup level, where you only get one or two chances a match."


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