Ahead of Wales match against Germany in Mönchengladbach, John Toshack will be employing a tight defensive strategy akin to their recent match against Russia. Against Russia, the Dragon’s put on a brilliant display and narrowly missed gaining a point. Wales supporters can expect a counter-attack ready, defensive net using a 4-5-1 with Craig Bellamy as the lone striker.
Die Mannschaft is dealing with the internal turmoil of Kevin Kuranyi walking out on the club. What impact has upon the club remains to be seen, although it seems Joachim Löw has dealt with it effectively and the squad is focused. Michael Ballack has been listed as questionable however the inside word is that he will be ready. For Wales to be successful they must crush Germany's attack with fundamental marking and a keen eye to the Bayern Munich striking duo of Miroslav Klose and Lukas Podolski.