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Mario: Will be tough

Fortaleza: With his complete alertness, readiness to receive the ball and capacity for daring strokes of a genius at any moment, it looks clear that Mario Goetze is in his elements in the ongoing World Cup.

The 22-year-old was lethal in Germany’s 4-0 thumping of Portugal. He, however, is as cool and considered off the pitch as he is creative on it,

Goetze is as cool and considered off the pitch as he is creative on it, which makes him the perfect epitome of the new spirit in Joachim Loew’s squad.

“It was important for us to take those three points (against Portugal), but that was all,” Goetze told the Fifa website. “Our performance shouldn’t be overstated, as there were some things that simply went well for us. In some situations we were just lucky.

“It won’t be easy given that Ghana now need three points no matter what. It’ll be a very tough game, but we can be confident about it.”