Germany: World Cup Preview

The reigning World Cup champions, and bookies favourites to win the tournament again, Germany are filled with elite talent and are going to be challenging for the top spot again. You can judge just how good a team is by the calibre of players left out, for Germany they have dropped Leroy Sane from Manchester United. This player won best young player of the season, co-led the league in assists with 15, and scored 10 goals too. He is world class elite and a walk on on pretty much any other team. So, yeah, be scared of Germany.

Group F: 
– Germany
– Mexico
– South Korea
– Sweden

Players to watch for Germany

Manuel Neuer – The keeper from Bayern Munich was selected to the team despite being out for months and essentially all season (played three games). This should tell just how dominant a keeper he is, especially when he is leading the pack over PSG’s Kevin Trapp, and Barcelona’s Marc-Andre ter Stegen. He is the only keeper really challenging for Best with David de Gea, and him being  healthy and in the line up is a game changer for team Germany.

Thomas Muller – Once the most exciting prospect in German football, to the veteran renaissance footballer for his international team, Muller is one of the leaders on this team. He has had 90 international caps for Germany and has proved this season that he can play striker, centre-forward behind a striker, right midfielder, attacking midfielder, and right winger. The jack of all trades managed 15 goals and 18 assists in 45 games in all competitions this season. He is a spark plug, a veteran, and will be heavily involved in this relentless German attack.

Timo Werner – A youngster in the pack of international superstar veterans, RB Leipzig striker has quickly earned a spot on this years team for Germany. He scored an impressive 21 goals with 10 assists in 45 games in all competitions this year. He uses his blinding speed to get open and burst through defensive coverages. He is a handful because of his pace and has a clinicalness to his finishes, too. The next Muller for Germany? He’s a hot pick for breakout star for the tournament.

This list of players could be 23 names long as this squad is DEEP. Their centre backs will likely be Hummels and Boateng who play together at Bayern Munich, the likes of Ginter, Tah and Sule are also young, elite prospects to fill their spot if need be. As well, Leon Goretzka, Marco Reus, Toni Kroos, and Mesut Ozil all deserve individual attention for either the seasons or competency for Germany in passed tournaments. This is where my money goes for tournament winner – tight, composed, elite, Germany have it all.

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