Jens Lehmann is “sure” that Germany will defeat Argentina in tonight’s World Cup final at the Maracana and Argentina skipper, Lionel Messi will not be able to break down Germany defence line.
Following the Mannschaft’s historic 7-1 demolition of Brazil in their last four, the now-retired goalkeeper is supremely confident that Joachim Low’s men will prove too strong for the Albiceleste.
“I am sure of it [Germany winning],” Lehmann told Fifa’s official website.
“We’ve got the best team at this World Cup: we’re organised, compact and fantastic on the ball.
Lehmann also had words of praise for an Argentine, Messi, but he does not feel the Barcelona No.10 will be able to do much against Germany’s compact team.
“He’s more than capable of deciding matches on his own, but today I don’t think he’ll have it any easier than he did in the semi-final against the Netherlands – if anything it’ll be harder for him,” he concluded.
“Messi is outstanding but Germany have got a more complete attack and they’ll break down the Argentine defence, although they might have to be patient.”