Germany goalkeeper Manuel Neuer will be fit to play against Northern Macedonia in Monday’s 2022 World Cup qualifier, coach Hansi Falk said on Sunday, adding that his team is a long way from a place in next year’s tournament. ۔
Neuer missed Friday’s 2-1 win over Romania due to a minor muscle injury but returned to training.
“I expect it to work with Manuel until tomorrow,” Falk told reporters before the team left. “I’m sure it will be possible.”
Falk is not in danger of another injury against Germany as he has won for the fifth time in five matches since taking over this year.
“We’re on a good path. It’s understandable that some things may not work 100 percent yet, but we’re on the right track,” Falak said.
The four-time world champion, who was knocked out of the first round of the 2018 World Cup and knocked out of the round of 16 at the European Championships this year, will win two games if he wins drop points in Skopje and Armenia. Will get the qualification. Romania
Germany tops Group J with 18 points, followed by North Macedonia and Armenia with 12 points and three matches remaining.
Northern Macedonia, who beat Germany 2-1 in Davisburg in March, are eager to win to maintain their growth prospects.
“I think the atmosphere in Skopje will be fiery. The (Northern Macedonia) team will be fully motivated. They want to protect their chances (qualifying) and now with their win in Germany,” Falak said. They have more confidence. “
“This team knows how to play football, they have skilled players in the squad. So we have to show our strengths and it will be decisive. I don’t look back. Macedonia, under its predecessor Joachim Loew.
“We want to have our own philosophy on the pitch, play united, stay active. We want to win and qualify for the World Cup as soon as possible.”