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Scharner: ´Unsettled´ Germany lack a playmaker

9 September 2012 16:10

Former Austria international Paul Scharner believes Germany are lacking a player in the Andrea Pirlo mould.

The Hamburg defender was unceremoniously thrown out of the national team last month after a bust-up with coach Marcel Koller following a disagreement on the 32-year-old's role in the team.

Nevertheless, the Austrian, who recently ended a six-year stay in the English Premier League with Wigan and West Bromwich Albion, believes his compatriots have a chance against the Euro 2012 semi-finalists in their World Cup qualifier on Tuesday.

"We have caught up. Many (of our players) are from the Bundesliga. Germany seems unsettled," Scharner told Bild.

"They (Germany) lack a figure like Pirlo from Italy. We are ready."

Scharner also revealed his disappointment at being omitted from the national setup, but insisted that he would not be involved in any war of words.

"I'm sitting at home on the sofa, and being sad that I'm not going. I had wanted Germany as an opponent. It's a great attraction for us Austrians," he said.

"I will produce no mud-slinging. I'll just check legally if (the life ban set by the Austrian FA) is even possible."

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