Per Mertesacker demanding high standards from Germany against Argentina

Germany are favourites for Sunday's World Cup final with Argentina

Germany are favourites for Sunday's World Cup final with Argentina

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Per Mertesacker thinks Germany will lose the World Cup final if they do not perform to the exact same standard as they did against Brazil.

Germany pulled off one of the biggest shocks in the history of football when they hammered Brazil 7-1 in the semi-finals last week.

The comprehensive nature of the win means Germany will go into Sunday’s final against Argentina as big favourites, but Mertesacker has warned against the idea that Germany should already be regarded as world champions before the first whistle.

 

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