Matthias Ginter (Germany) and László Bénes (Slovakia) will both contest EURO qualifiers with their respective national teams tonight (Tuesday).
For the final competitive international of the 2018/19 season, Matthias Ginter and Co. welcome the Estonian national team to Mainz. Following a convincing individual performance from Ginter in Germany’s 2-0 win in Belarus on Saturday, the Borussia boy has every chance of starting his country’s next European Championship qualifier as well.
Regardless of personnel in the starting XI, Germany go into their game with Estonia as clear favourites. While Joachim Löw’s side have won their opening two qualifiers, Estonia have been beaten twice and find themselves on zero points. So for Ginter and his teammates, simply making it three wins in three is not all that matters tonight: "We want to win this game with all our power and give the team a push in the right direction. We want to continue forcing our style of play upon opponents – create chances and dominate," said assistant coach Marcus Sorg, who will stand in for Joachim Löw in the dugout once again. "The team has shown that we are creating something. We want to show our enthusiasm out on the pitch," he added.
László Bénes also faces another EURO qualifier with Slovakia. At 18:00 CEST this Tuesday evening, they will take on Azerbaijan, who currently lie bottom of Group E. Slovakia have managed one win from the first two games, and will be expecting three points again in Baku. Bénes made a short, yet impressive cameo appearance in Slovakia’s 5-1 win over Jordan in their recent friendly – his second senior international cap – and will be hoping to pull on the jersey once again in a competitive fixture.