I suspect against the current German side they probably could. German football right now, is not what it was. No doubt they'll turn it around again, but right now they are there for the taking.Germans are not from Mars but they have a football culture at least a hundred year old with one of the best training institute for football, one of the best sport research facilities and most of their young ones play football ,can have a career even if they not make it to the national team..why you think many Asian countries where football is popular still suck at it? It's nothing to do with race of genetics, it's more to do with other factors which will take 20-30 years to resolve even of you start today. It's hard for a person from a non sporting background to understand what it all means but you should not expect anything in 5-6 or even 10 years.
What means by " bashing" as he said is that South Korea can repeat the same result 9/10 times..can they? It's one thing to be optimistic ,but one must also realize what is not possible. Optimistic people like these are the first ones who say " why only 4 bronze medal for pakistan in 2018 Asian games, our people are best " and "why only 1/10 of medals for India as compared to China with the same population, we have best people ".
Sports is more than " we have these best people".
Heritage is one thing, but it is no substitute for coaching, tactical understanding and and physical condition. I've no doubt that individuals from Pakistan could become great players, but there is no Messi hiding in Lyari. There might be an equivalent to 6 year old messi somewhere, but that 6 year old needs world class training to become even half of what 26 year old Messi was.Same is with people from Gwadar, Gilgit and Karachi. They got history too.30-40 years if not 100. Same should be with India, Japan, China. Proper facilities and financing can get you anything. I am saying it again, donot undermine our people. They can do anything.
In all the major footballing nations, talented kids are signed up by youth teams at age 5-6. Some football academies are like private boarding schools where kids stay, are educated and also trained daily in football. As adults these people have the top sports technology available to them, personalised fitness and training regimes, their own chefs and doctors.
We need a proper roadmap and hope in 30-40 years time to have top level talent who is capable of doing it on the world stage.