Niclas Füllkrug was Germany’s main man as his goal in the 83rd minute secured an important point for Germany which means they have to win their last group game against Costa Rica. Germany had originally gone a goal down through Alvaro Morata in the 62nd minute before Füllkrug equalised. The Werder Bremen forward came on in the 70th minute, replacing Thomas Müller who struggled as the No. 9.
Speaking on the performance of Germany in their draw, Füllkrug told ZDF, via Sport1: “We absolutely wanted to take something out of this game, the point is important for the feeling, but we wanted to win. Now we can go with a good feeling into the last game and hope that things go in our favour.”
This was Niclas Füllkrug’s second goal for Germany in three games. Füllkrug scored on his debut for Germany against Oman before he rescued Die Mannschaft today. His form will give Hansi Flick a dilemma in their final game as “Lücke” offers something the rest of the German attackers can not.
Germany’s last game is against Costa Rica on Thursday with a win ensuring they exit the group. Germany were facing elimination earlier on in the day before Costa Rica conjured up a surprise and beat Japan 1-0 to open up the group.
GGFN | Jack Meenan