Marco Reus feels Germany’s performance against France would serve plenty of positives following a disappointing World Cup campaign. The 2014 world champions crashed out of the World cup as they failed to clear the group stage.
Germany faced France in the UEFA Nations League what was expected to be an evenly contested affair. Both the teams had a number of shots saved otherwise the results could have been different.
Germany was involved in some serious action since their humiliating exit from the World Cup. Joachim Low’s side was tipped to defend their crown but everything went wrong horribly.
However, the Germans gave a very solid performance against the current world champions and Reus feels they were the better team. ‘All in all, it was pretty positive.
‘We definitely had a decent game. Throughout the whole game I felt that we had the French under control because we were supporting each other well as a team.
‘Our opponents also had chances, of course, but we also had two or three really good opportunities to score in the second half as well. With a bit of luck we could have got a goal at that stage and gone on to win the game.
‘There were definitely a lot of positives but we need to be even more determined when we play if we want to score. We could have played a bit more calmly at some points perhaps. But the main focus was to find some defensive stability again.
‘We can’t forget that we were playing against the world champions. We fought hard for 90 minutes and were lively.’