They weren't exactly rock solid at the back in Brazil either. I'm sure Hummels will make a difference, but they looked somewhat rattled at times against a powderpuff Ukraine attack. What will they be like against the better teams?
I noticed that one stat popped up during the match by the BBC, that Germany had only lost once in the last 19 matches when in the lead at half-time; and the team that beat them, of course ENGERLAND!!!! If Portugal had done that it wouldn't have popped up. Desperate.
Germany team is fruit of a lot of planning and very well structured and this could be seen today: big accuracy on the plays and passes, good individual standings (even Schweinsteiger with few time did it), great organization and team mesh came from an equally great basis. Ukraine did not bad but could've risked more.
Quite enjoyed that match last night, Ukraine put a good fight up but ran out of steam 2nd half. The Germans were good but on another night against a better side would have been punished, they'll have to improve as they get deeper into the competition. Actually could possibly see Ukraine getting out of this group, I think they'll be too much for Northern Ireland in the next game.