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Germany could drop superstar for Euro 2024 clash with Denmark as Julian Nagelsmann gets ruthless

Germany could drop superstar for Euro 2024 clash with Denmark as Julian Nagelsmann gets ruthless

Julian Nagelsmann is set to make a huge decision

Germany have impressed during Euro 2024 but Julian Nagelsmann is considering a very controversial change.

The hosts topped Group A with two wins and one draw setting up a clash with England’s group stage opponents Denmark in the round of 16.

Germany topping the group has put them on the more difficult side of the bracket containing traditional European heavyweights such as Spain, Portugal and France.

Nagelsmann’s men will meet either Spain or Georgia in the next round if they manage to eliminate the Danes.

Despite an impressive start to the tournament, the former Bayern Munich manager is considering a huge change to his starting XI and is willing to drop a big name.

Arsenal forward Kai Havertz is expected to lose his place in the side at the expense of Borussia Dortmund man Niclas Fullkrug who has already netted twice when coming off the bench.

According to Florian Plettenberg, Nagelsmann is not against starting both Havertz and Fullkrug together which would mean Bayer Leverkusen wonderkid Florian Wirtz would drop out of the team.

The decision to drop the youngster is still believed to be pending but would be a massive shock.

Wirtz has scored once in the tournament so far and went into the summer as one of the brightest young talents in world football after a stellar season in Xabi Alonso’s historic title-winning team.

Germany players Florian Wirtz and Jamal Musiala celebrate during their side's 5-1 win over Scotland at Euro 2024 (

German legend Lothar Matthaus has warned the hosts not to underestimate their knockout stage opponents.

"The Danes are a very disciplined and organised team. We always talk about the big names in a team. But individual players don't always make the difference at this European Championship. Every team can hurt every other team in this tournament," Matthaus wrote in a column for

"The Danes are an uncomfortable opponent. On paper, you'd say it's not England, it's not Spain, it's not Portugal. Denmark, like Switzerland, is not full of superstars like England, Spain, Portugal or France and Germany.

“But Denmark have good, internationally experienced players who all play for top clubs in Europe. You saw that when FC Bayern played FC Copenhagen in the Champions League group stage: It didn't just come to them, it was hard work. And that's exactly the kind of hard work the DFB team will have to put in in the round of 16.”

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Topics: Euro 2024, Germany, Kai Havertz, Julian Nagelsmann, Denmark