Vastavam web: Germany have not been a hugely convincing side in this FIFA U-17 World Cup, having lost to Iran 0-4 and they are not taking Colombia lightly in their round of 16 game, here tomorrow.They played in a very competitive group. So we are expecting a very close game tomorrow,” Germany coach Christian Wueck told reporters at the pre-match press conference.Germany began their campaign with a 2-1 victory over Costa Rica but suffered a 0-4 humiliation against Asian side Iran in their second match before notching up a 3-1 victory over Guinea to qualify for the pre-quarterfinals as Group C runners-up side.
“We are looking very positive into the match, we are very happy to be in Delhi. We came from Kochi yesterday. Humidity here is not so high as compared to Kochi and Goa. So it is better for my players. That’s why we are happy to play against Colombia here,” said the German coach.
“In Germany, the players need to play in clubs so that they can get many high level matches and then also play international matches. I think it should be the same in India.” Colombia coach Orlando Restrepo said that his side would look to have more possession of the ball than their earlier matches.
“We want to recover the ball as soon as possible and want to possess the ball more. We have been better each game and we want to play better against Germany,” he said.”We planned a different strategy against the USA, different from those against Ghana and India (in the group stages). It (the strategy) worked against the USA. We will implement the strategy as required tomorrow,” he added.