If I were Martin Demichelis – it would be prudent to zip that lip.
“Seeing the way Terry played against Germany, if I was Terry I wouldn’t be able to go back to my country,” said Demichelis.
The Bayern Munich central defender is going to meet a lot of his team mates in tomorrow’s match.
They will recall that Demichelis is not the soundest of defenders.
- His mistake on the ball allowed South Korea’s Lee Chong-Yong to score a goal. It did not prove expensive as they won easily, 4-1 but Germany is far more lethal on attack.
- Demichelis was also found wanting in the CL finals against countryman Diego Milito who scored a brace to give Inter the title. The first goal came when Milito held off Martin Demichelis to flick it on to Wesley Sneijder.
The Argentine forward then turned and left his compatriot on the wrong side of goal before taking Sneijder’s return pass and exploiting the gap behind Demichelis to clip the ball over Hans Jorg Butt in the German goal.
Miroslav Klose, Lukas Podolski, Mesut Oezil, and Thomas Mueller are of different quality and the Germans have rolled that tape on Demichelis many times.
Walter Samuel remains an injury concern which could mean Nicolas Otamendi will be Demichelis’s partner in the backfield. Otamendi had a decent game against Mexico but his inexperience could be exploited.