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2014 World Cup: Maradona says Ghana's next opponents Germany are devastating

Published on: 19 June 2014
Diego Maradona

Argentina legend Diego Maradona says Germany's powerful performance in their 4-0 win over Portugal is cause for concern amongst the other FIFA World Cup favourites.

"We saw a devastating Germany, a Germany who roamed around with perfection," the 1986 World Cup-winner told his Venezuelan television show 'De Zurda'. "They caused a bit of worry with their physical strength."

Thomas Muller became the first player to claim a hat-trick at Brazil 2014 as Cristiano Ronaldo's Portugal were outclassed, after centre-back Pepe's first-half dismissal in Salvador.

Former Argentina coach Maradona got a taste of Germany's power four years ago in South Africa when his team was hammered 4-0 in the quarter-finals.

Maradona said he was impressed by the Germans' "very, very intelligent lines of running" against the Portuguese in their Group G opener.

"If Germany keep this rhythm, then they must be taken seriously," Maradona added.

The Argentina legend has already nicknamed Germany's hat-trick star Muller 'El Flaco' - the Skinny One.

"He has no muscles, but today he tore them apart," added an impressed Maradona.



This article has 5 comment(s), give your comment
  • just says:
    June 19, 2014 06:31 pm
    Gud luck black stars
  • Lord Dennings says:
    June 19, 2014 02:47 pm
    That is the main reason why Ghana is here to give Germany the shock of their life. Germany got away in 2006 with a slim win. This time, we are here to give them even a better game and ultimately win against them
  • Tugah says:
    June 19, 2014 05:08 pm
    I want the most skillful player among the stars to go forward instead of playing at the back. That's Kwadwo Asamoah.
  • Hoffenhiem says:
    June 19, 2014 09:42 pm
    lol stupid...your players are more celebritites than real soccer players...Germany will FLATTEN you with blitzkreig
  • Alex zz says:
    June 20, 2014 08:58 am
    Maradona don't worry,Ghana will give Germany 2 unaswered goals. Gyan n Kasa on the scoresheet.