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With only one natural forward, Borussia Moenchengladbach's Max Kruse, in the squad but on the bench on Saturday, Loew will have to come up with a more effective plan if they are to beat Ireland in Gelsenkirchen.
Loew had to serve a one-match ban last night after being sent off against Austria and watched the game from the stands.
My hope, or what I expect, is that the referee Rodriguez keeps an eye on these things,'' Loew said as per (http://sports.
Everyone is more excited, and we are ready for the World Cup," said Loew.
In our considerations for Brazil, he played a central role," Loew
With coach Loew reverting to a four-man defence from a three-player experiment against Australia in a friendly on Wednesday, the Germans were in and around their opponents' box for most of the first half.
The skipper is suspended and for Loew that's good news.
While outsiders thought they could see significant weaknesses in a Germany squad rejuvenated by an influx of talent from the under-21 side that won last year's European Championship, Loew always felt he would be leading a competitive group into Africa's first World Cup.
Loew (left) was delighted with another exciting and mature performance from the youngest German World Cup side in 76 years.
Loew revealed he had plenty of other options for midfield but was a bit short on defensive replacements.
That's the only reason we'd go, to fight Joe Calzaghe," Loew told the Youngstown Vindicator.
SOCCER: Germany's national team probably will cancel next December's tour that would have included games at the United States and Mexico, said Joachim Loew, assistant to coach Juergen Klinsmann.