Make Germany score again: The Davie Selke thread

Discussion in 'Germany: National Teams' started by Epitome990, Sep 14, 2018 at 8:51 AM.

  1. Epitome990

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    #1 Epitome990, Sep 14, 2018 at 8:51 AM
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    Let's face it, with the rate things are going Germany is going to struggle big time in Euros 2020 qualification. I can see die Mannschaft having difficulty against theoretical opponents such as Slovakia, Ukraine, Bosnia, Scotland, Iceland, and Norway etc. Especially with how the DFB insists on fielding 11 clones of Iniestas on the pitch. If lucky they might get a city-state in there like Liechtenstein to pad stats but that'll be it.

    It's time that Germany unleashes Davie Selke. A natural born winner having already lead the U19 squad to European title few years ago.

    This guy needs to be cap tied. Because if Jogi and friends don't do so then I wouldn't be surprised if Ethiopia and Czech Republic make their approaches.
     
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  2. Ger90

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    you forgot that he lead the line for Germany in the 2017 U21 EC win and the 2016 Olympics Silver.

    I dont think Ethiopia is a realistic option tbh.

    If he performs like last season than I think he should get a shot. After all he like Werner are the youngest 1BL striker regular contributers. As well as him and Werner having played numerous times together in the youth NT.

    also given his height and size offers something different.
     
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  3. Ger90

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  4. Epitome990

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    Yea his father Teddy Rupp is also pretty integrated that Ethiopia is not really an option. But if he reaches his mid-20's and still getting ignored by the NT then I can see the Czech Republic knocking on the door as his mother is from there. Selke played the Olympics for Germany but I don't think that is considered fully cap tied for senior level.

    Interestingly enough on the other side the Czechs' striker of the future, Patrik Schick sounds like he may have German ancestry from his family in the past based on his surname.
     
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  5. nekkibasara

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    He could also have Austrian ancestors with that name. Bohemia was part of Austria for 500 years. Probably lots of people in modern day Czech Republic with Austrian roots.
     
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  6. Ger90

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    last season in Europe,

    Selke played his 1st season in Europe in the EL.
    he scored 4 goals in 3 games, a goal every 60 minutes and believe it was one of the better rates in the competition. As well as having 3 goals out of those 4 being headers.

    already proved himself in Europe. Fact Stindl only made the NT because of his performances in Europe leading into CC.

    he needs 10+ goals in 1BL like last season to show consistency.
     
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  7. Ger90

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    from wiki
    Former Germany striker Klaus Fischer described Selke as being a "young Miroslav Klose", comparing his stature and strength in the air with that of Germany's all-time record goalscorer.[38] Selke himself, however, cites former Bayern Munich striker Mario Gómez as being his idol.[39]

    would say that Selke's style is closer to Gomez than Klose.
     
  8. rj123

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    Don't care who he's like as long as he can score goals for the NT. However I prefer having a new Klose to a new Gomez (given everything that Klose was).
     
  9. Ger90

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    May 13, 2016
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    style of play is still important. As of now not sure we do have a next Klose. None of the 1BL German strikers are like Klose either.

    if we do have one, he's likely in the youth levels and a long long way aways from the senior NT.
     
  10. Epitome990

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    That's true, good point. Could also be Ösi connections. I follow the Czech NT and league once a while and occasionally you see a Germanic sounding surname. But yea their families have likely been there for generations to centuries so they're fully immersed as Czechs.
     

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