The Germany squad has a rich history of success and a strong collection of famous teams in their national league, with Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund being two of the most recognisable. If you are thinking of taking a road trip to the land of steins and frankfurters, such as Dusseldorf, Cologne or Mönchengladbach, then you might want to look out for some of the nation’s best players. We’ve picked our top five German players from across Europe to look out for this season.
1. Thomas MÜller
Müller has been a regular starter in the Bayern Munich side in recent seasons and has continued to perform. He became a national favourite after scoring five goals and providing three assists in their World Cup victory in 2014. Despite his goals drying up over the past two seasons, his assists have shot up. With the introduction of Robert Lewandowski to the Bayern side, he isn’t their first choice striker, but he has adapted his game and produced goals for the big man. Last season he produced 16 assists in the Bundesliga – his highest ever haul. However, his scoring ways could be back this season as he has already netted two goals in his first two games.
2. Toni Kroos
Having been a key part of Real Madrid’s double Champions League success this man is one of Germany’s all time great midfielders. He is not well-known for his prolific goal scoring or assist providing as he tends to sit in the middle of the park and set up the play from deep. Although Germany had a very dismal World Cup run in Russia, Kroos was one of the few to shine after scoring deep into injury time against Sweden to gain them three points. Can Kroos help Madrid to another trophy this season?
3. Timo Werner
A young rising star in the German ranks, Werner has made a name for himself in recent seasons as Leipzig’s front man. In the 16/17 season he netted a personal best of 21 times in 31 games helping them to their highest ever Bundesliga position. In addition to this sizzling league success he was joint top scorer in the 2017 Confederations Cup. His performances have helped him gain a place in the national team and he looks to be the perfect replacement for Mario Gomez. Werner is just one of many emerging youth stars set on taking their nation back to the glory of 2014.
4. Julian Draxler
Draxler has been on the scene for a number of seasons having emerged at Schalke, before moving to Wolfsberg and now playing for Paris St Germain. He is a creative, nimble, attacking midfielder that brings a spark to his team when he plays. He is yet to replicate his 12/13 season where he scored ten goals, but he has moved to much more star-studded teams where he plays a more of a team role. Now playing alongside Neymar, Cavani and Mbappe it can be harder to break into the side and make as much of an impact. This doesn’t take away from the fact that this player has real quality and could walk into most teams in Europe.
5. Leroy Sané
A player that has really shone under the management of Pep Guardiola over the last couple seasons and was a massive influence in their Premier League title campaign. He managed to bag himself 10 goals and 15 assists last season earning him the PFA Young Player of the Year award. Despite this amazing feat he was left out of the Germany squad for Russia 2018, a mistake in the eyes of many fans who saw their team bow out in the group stage. So far this season he has been a victim of Pep’s midfield rotation and has only made appearances from the bench. This has left people questioning whether he has a future at the club or if he would be best suited to move elsewhere for regular game time. It seems a real waste to keep his talent sitting on the bench when he too would be welcomed into any other club in Europe.
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