Friday, October 20, 2017

Mustafi faces long spell out with hamstring injury

SoccerNews in World Cup 8 Oct 2017

132 Views

Joachim Low revealed Shkodran Mustafi tore his thigh muscle in Germany’s comprehensive 5-1 World Cup qualifying win over Azerbaijan on Sunday.

The Arsenal defender pulled up clutching his hamstring in the build-up to Azerbaijan’s equaliser in the first half and was replaced by Matthias Ginter.

After the match, Low confirmed the 25-year-old had suffered a tear and could be set for a prolonged spell on the sidelines.

“With Mustafi it seems that it is some muscle tear or some muscle fibre tear,” Low said. “In any case it could force him to a longer break.”

Niklas Sule was also withdrawn in the first half with an injury, but the game will be remembered for another display of fluent attacking football that wrapped up Germany’s World Cup qualifying campaign with a 100 per cent record.

A brace from Leon Goretzka, and goals from Sandro Wagner, Emre Can, and an own goal from Badavi Huseynov, secured all three points and ensured that Germany are the only team in Europe to qualify having won all 10 of their group games.

Low, however, is refusing to get carried away and knows his side will face tougher tests as they bid to win a second consecutive World Cup in Russia next year.

“One makes a mistake if one sets this qualification as a benchmark,” he added. 

“Sure, it was good, it was a clear achievement, but at the World Cup you come up against quite different calibres of sides. 

“There is still a lot to do. I want to achieve something very great in a few months. It will be hard to become world champions twice.”

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

SoccerNews

Soccernews.com is news blog for soccer with comprehensive coverage of all the major leagues in Europe, as well as MLS in the United States. In addition we offer breaking news for transfers and transfer rumors, ticket sales, betting tips and offers, match previews, and in-depth editorials.

You can follow us on Facebook: Facebook.com/soccernews.com or Twitter: @soccernewsfeed.

SHARE OR COMMENT ON THIS ARTICLE

WE RECOMMEND

Leave a Reply

Be the First to Comment!

Notify of
avatar
 
smilegrinwinkmrgreenneutraltwistedarrowshockunamusedcooleviloopsrazzrollcryeeklolmadsadexclamationquestionideahmmbegwhewchucklesillyenvyshutmouth
wpDiscuz
Live Scores

advertisement

Betting Guide Advertisement

advertisement

  • Football_888sport betting
Become a Writer
More More
Top