Review: German National Team News & Discussion Thread - Euro 2016 & Beyond

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  1. Ger90

    Ger90 Member+

    May 13, 2016
    Club:
    FC Bayern München
    Nat'l Team:
    Germany
    DW Sports‏Verified account @dw_sports 15m15 minutes ago
    André Schürrle: "Azerbaijan made us work hard but we were more comfortable in the second half."
    DW Sports‏Verified account @dw_sports 12m12 minutes ago
    Schürrle: "I feel the trust of Joachim Löw, which is obviously different when I don't always play [for @BVB]."
    DW Sports‏Verified account @dw_sports 11m11 minutes ago
    Löw speaking to RTL: "Could tell we hadn't played in four months. Some of the automatisms were missing. We won 4-1 but it wasn't all great."
    DW Sports‏Verified account @dw_sports 10m10 minutes ago
    Löw: "Mario Gomez has great timing when meeting crosses in the box."
    DW Sports‏Verified account @dw_sports 7m7 minutes ago
    Löw: "Kimmich is doing a great job both at the back and going forward. Hector already has that understanding of when to attack and defend."
    DW Sports‏Verified account @dw_sports 1m1 minute ago
    Mats Hummels to RTL: "We were a bit arrogant today, so I don't think that's very good. We made it harder than it needed to be."
     
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  2. Ger90

    Ger90 Member+

    May 13, 2016
    Club:
    FC Bayern München
    Nat'l Team:
    Germany
  3. Ger90

    Ger90 Member+

    May 13, 2016
    Club:
    FC Bayern München
    Nat'l Team:
    Germany
    halfway through the Qualifiers
    Germany 15 pts
    Northern Ireland 10 pts
    Czech 8 pts
    Azerbaijan 7 pts
    Norway 3 pts
    San Marino 0 pts

    5 points ahead of 2nd place and 7 points ahead of 3rd.
    I hope Northern Ireland loses points in their next game to make our qualification faster.
     
  4. BorisG

    BorisG Member+

    Sep 30, 2009
    Namibia
    Club:
    FC Nürnberg
    Nat'l Team:
    Germany
    All good with the team... I think we will have a solid squad in 2018.... Confed Cup will be a nice one for some of the youngsters.. but wont bargain for us to win that one. NO one has ever won the WC after winning the ConfedCup !
     
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  5. Cris 09

    Cris 09 Trololololo

    Nov 30, 2004
    Westfalenstadion
    Club:
    Borussia Dortmund
    Nat'l Team:
    Germany
    No European won the WC in South America either. Time to break the history trends.
     
  6. Ger90

    Ger90 Member+

    May 13, 2016
    Club:
    FC Bayern München
    Nat'l Team:
    Germany
    #656 Ger90, Mar 27, 2017
    Last edited: Mar 27, 2017
  7. Ger90

    Ger90 Member+

    May 13, 2016
    Club:
    FC Bayern München
    Nat'l Team:
    Germany
  8. Karl-Heinz Riedle

    Aug 27, 2009
    Dublin, Ireland
    Club:
    Cork City
    Nat'l Team:
    Germany
    I m sure Loew will field Neuer, Boateng, Hummels, Khedira, Oezil, Reus, Mueller, M.Gomez as starters n core of the team

    But some of them are aging

    Of coz Kimmich, Hector(who isn't that young at 26), Draxler n Sane will be some of the newcomers of the team. But the starting XI aren't aging much in the last 3 years.

    I think we need some depth at LB n CF. Werner is ok but he isn't an aerial presence like Gomez;

    I think Rudy will be Kimmich's backup but at LB? Will have big problem if Hector can't play
     
  9. Karl-Heinz Riedle

    Aug 27, 2009
    Dublin, Ireland
    Club:
    Cork City
    Nat'l Team:
    Germany
    2018 World Cup, I would love to see this lineup

    -----------------------Neuer
    --Kimmich--Boateng---Hummels---Hector
    -----------------Emre Can---Kroos
    ---Sane-----------Mueller-----------Draxler
    ----------------------Gomez


    Second Unit

    ----------------------ter Stegen
    ---Rudiger----Howedes----Sule-----Plattenhardt
    -------------------Khedira----Weigl
    ----Gnabry---------Oezil---------------Reus
    ----------------------Werner


    Backup:

    GK) Leno

    DF) Henrichs, Rudy, Tah, Mustafi

    DM/ZM) Goretzka, Kramer

    RW) Bellarabi
    LW) Schuerrle, Brandt

    CF) Wagner
     
  10. Ger90

    Ger90 Member+

    May 13, 2016
    Club:
    FC Bayern München
    Nat'l Team:
    Germany
    while you are worried about players being able to head. Which most of our players can do when required.

    I'm actually more worried about the lack of dribbling in our team. You had Draxler who was not long ago praised by Low for his dribbling skills. Yet against Azerbaijan I don't recall him doing much of that. It's like a team like Azerbaijan should have been the team to practice such things.


    We seem too fixated on passing the ball and finding openings instead of creating them ourselves. Having players who can dribble is a valuable asset.
     
  11. nekkibasara

    nekkibasara Member+

    Apr 12, 2004
    Fairfax, Virginia
    Club:
    FC Bayern München
    Nat'l Team:
    Germany
    The only players I see in the current selection who are dynamic dribblers are Sane and Brandt. Draxler is good, but he is much better in counter attack situations.
     
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  12. Ger90

    Ger90 Member+

    May 13, 2016
    Club:
    FC Bayern München
    Nat'l Team:
    Germany
    if it's only Brandt and Sane I don't expect either to be in the 11 if every player we have is fit. They are more likely to be bench players for the WC.
     
  13. Nightcrawler

    Nightcrawler Member

    May 21, 2016
    Club:
    Borussia Mönchengladbach
    My Neuer vs Ter Stegen team

    Neuer- Hector- Hummels - Boateng - Kimmich - Kroos - Khedira - Draxler - Ozil - Muller- Gomez

    Ter Stegen - Gerhardt - Sule - Howedes - Henrisch - Weigl - Gundogan - Goretzka - Reus- Sane - Werner

    I can bet that Stegen team would win 3 of 5 games if they play.
     
  14. Nightcrawler

    Nightcrawler Member

    May 21, 2016
    Club:
    Borussia Mönchengladbach
    Trapp vs Leno team :laugh:

    Trapp Kehrer Rudiger Mustafi Plattenhardt Can Dahoud Brandt Amiri Gnabry Stindl

    Leno Toljan Stark Tah Klostermann Rudy Kramer Demirbay Havertz Schurrle Selke
     
  15. MatthausSammer

    MatthausSammer Moderator
    Staff Member

    Dec 9, 2012
    Canada
    Club:
    Borussia Dortmund
    Nat'l Team:
    Germany
    I think Sanè has every opportunity to be in the 11 for the World Cup. A lot can change in a year. Overall I feel like Sanè and Gnabry are the players in our pool that can beat defenders relatively consistently from a standstill. The likes of Reus, Brandt, or Draxler can beat defenders with a running start, like in a counter attack situation. The "dribbler" problem is still much better than it was a year ago IMO given the progression of players like Sanè, Gnabry, and Draxler.
     
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  16. BorisG

    BorisG Member+

    Sep 30, 2009
    Namibia
    Club:
    FC Nürnberg
    Nat'l Team:
    Germany
    I would like to see....this
    Neuer
    Kimmich, Hummels, BOA, Badstuber
    Gundogan, Kroos
    Sane, Oezil, Draxler
    Muller

    Reus, Khedira, Brandt, Howedes , Gomez as subs
     
  17. Karl-Heinz Riedle

    Aug 27, 2009
    Dublin, Ireland
    Club:
    Cork City
    Nat'l Team:
    Germany
    Looks like Loew have three striker options at the moment:

    Timo Werner
    Mario Gomez
    Andre Schuerrle
     
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  18. White/Blue_since1860

    Jan 4, 2007
    Bum zua City
    Club:
    TSV 1860 München
    Nat'l Team:
    Germany
    Sane and Gnabry are the "real" only wingers we have. I dont expect much of them in the first WC though
     
  19. Ger90

    Ger90 Member+

    May 13, 2016
    Club:
    FC Bayern München
    Nat'l Team:
    Germany
    "Leon Goretzka is fit for the last match before the European Championships and can hardly wait to be involved, "I feel fit and have trained fully over the last few days. I’m ready," said the midfielder from Schalke 04. He also said at the official pre-game press conference that there are a lot of full internationals who still don’t know which tournament they’ll be going to in the summer. "We’re not thinking about whether we’re going to Poland or the Confed-Cup. We’re hoping that both teams give a good account of themselves in the summer. We’ll have to wait and see who plays for which team," said the 22-year-old."
    http://www.dfb.de/en/news/detail/write-their-own-story-u21s-face-last-test-before-euros-164715/
     
  20. BMGuy

    BMGuy Member

    Sep 6, 2004
    vietnam
    It's strange to me that Lars Stindl has not had a chance to play for NT. I see he could fill the void of Ozil behind the striker. Schuerrle is like another Poldoski in the team who doesn't need to score to stay in.

    For Confed Cup, Loew could let senior squad to have a break, and use a chance for new faces like Stindl and Werner. Just a hope, i know, a slim chance.:rolleyes:
     
  21. Karl-Heinz Riedle

    Aug 27, 2009
    Dublin, Ireland
    Club:
    Cork City
    Nat'l Team:
    Germany
    Schuerrle doesn't score? lol extremely productive for the NT so far
     
  22. BMGuy

    BMGuy Member

    Sep 6, 2004
    vietnam
    if he can score against teams in the top 10 fifa rankings, then I'll shut up. Otherwise, it does not count.
     
  23. Nightcrawler

    Nightcrawler Member

    May 21, 2016
    Club:
    Borussia Mönchengladbach
    Schurrle notable matches

    Euro 2012 - 0
    wc 2014 - Algeria and myb final
    Euro 2016 - 0

    He scoring against weak teams...Somebody says he is productive in NT,you kidding me? He must me productive in NT with 10 monster players behind you.Give another player opportunity he can also do same things even better
     
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  24. Ger90

    Ger90 Member+

    May 13, 2016
    Club:
    FC Bayern München
    Nat'l Team:
    Germany
    eh, at Euro 2012, he only played like 2 games and 1 of them was from the bench.
    LOL and you forget that he scored a brace vs Brazil and assisted one goal vs Portugal and the winning goal vs Argentina.

    than in Euro 2016 he always played from the bench. Fact is Germany in it's entirety didn't play well at that Euro. Can't blame one player for that.

    thing is Schurrle is mostly a bench players and so far he's been productive given his minimal role.

    One player that I think isn't productive/inconsistent and that gets better chances than Schurrle is Draxler and from what I've seen his only impressive game was vs Slovakia and that's it. Yet he usually gets a free pass on these boards.
     
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  25. BorisG

    BorisG Member+

    Sep 30, 2009
    Namibia
    Club:
    FC Nürnberg
    Nat'l Team:
    Germany
    #675 BorisG, Mar 30, 2017
    Last edited: Mar 30, 2017
    Schurrle ... definitely is good super-sub ... he often made an impact off the bench and that is exactly how Loew is planning to use him in future.
    I would say Goetze is the one that got the most chances in the starting line up. Draxler is still young .. if he does not shape up in the next two years then yes we can start hammering him ..

    here an overview of our wingers/Striker

    Draxler 38 Caps 3 goals 12.66 Games per goal (GG)
    Goetze 62 Caps 17 goals 3.64 GG
    Schurrle 57 Caps 22 goals 2.59GG
    Reus 29 Caps 9 Goals (interestingly)3.22GG
    Sane 6 Caps 0 Goals 0GG
    Muller 85 Caps 37 Goals 2.29GG (best )

    You can SEE that Sane and Draxler need to step up now, but with these 6 players playing for 2/3 positions we are well stacked.
     
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