Spain’s Tiki-Taka is about controlling the game with superior passing ability. It is a very efficient way for Spain to play to their strengths. That’s because the Spanish players are not all-action heroes. They are functional clerks. At their best they look like fire ants swarm, one collective brain that directs where to attack. It could be very scary indeed but it’s the only way they know how to play.
The Germans can also play Tiki-Taka. They have enough talent to do so and it’s easy to imagine Mesut Özil, Mario Gomez or Marco Reus playing like that. However, it goes against their natural aggressive and direct thinking. German football lives on adrenaline and the thrill of the chase. They need the goals. They would never be satisfied with passing their rivals to the ground.
The really scary thing about this Germany is that they can choose how to score. They have so many dimensions; 10 varied weapons on the field and a diverse arsenal on the bench. They can break down any kind of resistance in any kind of way.