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Argentina 'more than just Messi' - Loew

13/07/2014 from:SNTV


Joachim Loew believes there is more to Argentina than simply Lionel Messi, while Bastian Schweinsteiger said on Saturday (12th July) that the German players are not feeling any pressure ahead of the FIFA World Cup final.


SOUNDBITE (German): Joachim Loew, Germany coach:

"(Gonzalo) Higuain, (Angel) di Maria, (Sergio) Aguero, this team is not dependent only on (Lionel) Messi. Of course, Messi is really a player who can determine the match but nevertheless this team is much more than that and they are organised - they have shown it over the tournament. I think it's going to be a really gripping final and it's going to be a tough fight on the pitch."

SOUNDBITE (German): Bastian Schweinsteiger, Germany midfielder.

"Yes, we're looking forward to it and there's huge anticipation. We do not feel pressure. We have lots of players among the squad who have played high profile finals and we know how to handle it. Miroslav Klose has played in a final (in 2002) but other players have played in finals with their clubs and have delivered one or two really outstanding matches."

SOUNDBITE (German): Joachim Loew, Germany coach.

"Two teams are going to face off at exactly the same level. I think we have the necessary self-confidence in light of the last match against Brazil - we know how strong this opponent is though and we respect them - but we believe if we play to our potential and impose our game on them, we will win."

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