May 14, 2014
Laureus Ambassador and goalkeeper hero Jens Lehmann is convinced a Germany victory is on the cards at the 2014 FIFA World Cup.
Speaking to Laureus.com, he said: “Germany is always ready to give you a hard fight at the end of a tournament. We hope so, as well, this time. But the conditions right now are a little bit problematic because there are some key players that just came back after major injuries. This always gives some uncertainty in preparation.”
And the Arsenal legend, who went a Premier League season unbeaten with the London team in 2004/2005, is convinced the Germany team will leapfrog the Spanish reigning champions to win in Brazil this summer.
Turning his thoughts to Spain, he said: “I do not expect them to win it again. I think they have peaked already. You see that with the Barcelona team right now, there is some uncertainty.”
Jens was speaking to Laureus.com as we launch our summer of great football stories and videos from our team of football legends.
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And for full transcript of Jens Lehmann’s interview go to: http://www.laureus.com/news/jens-lehmann-world-cup-2014-interview-transcript