Auf geht's, Jungs: German Youth Discussion Thread Vol. V

Discussion in 'Germany: National Teams' started by Epitome990, Jun 4, 2019.

  1. Ger90

    Ger90 Member+

    May 13, 2016
    Club:
    FC Bayern München
    Nat'l Team:
    Germany
    Bayern U19 has NOW extended with ALL 02-03s barring Lasse Gunther. Well any Gunther extension would 100% a solo piece. Gunther for one should really be at 1 goal and 1 assist for Bayern II, just unforntunate.


    The FC Bayern has tied four players longer in the youth division. Defender Gabriel Marušić (3 March 2003) and midfield players Grant-Leon Mamedova (20 July 2003), Behar Neziri (6 January 2003) and Gabriel Vidović (1 December 2003) have extended their contracts with the German record champions until June 30, 2023. All four are part of the U19 squad on campus this season.

    “We are very happy that these four guys are staying loyal to FC Bayern and want to take their next steps at the FC Bayern Campus. In all four we see the potential that they can establish themselves in men's football through our U23 and we wish them every success on this path, ”says Holger Seitz, Sports Director at the FC Bayern Campus.
     
  2. Ger90

    Ger90 Member+

    May 13, 2016
    Club:
    FC Bayern München
    Nat'l Team:
    Germany
    -99 W Assibey-Mensah moving to Freiburg II who are headed for 3rd Liga promotion.
    https://www.transfermarkt.de/sc-fre...t-ab-sommer-die-2-mannschaft/view/news/384318

    -AB's 00 M J.Muller moving to Schalke II.


    -on Adeyemi and Berisha.


    KARIM ADEYEMI
    Three goals and three assists in April, having started just two matches! You can't make a better claim for a starting berth than Karim has over the past month. As a substitute he has demolished tired defences with his whirlwind-like speed! Seeing him race away from central defenders up and down the Austrian Bundesliga makes you wonder at times whether the youngster has a cheat code.

    MERGIM BERISHA
    A goal against LASK, assist against Tirol, goal and assist against Wolfsberg. Mergim once again showed just how important he is for our team in April. He's always going to the gym in our training centre for weights training. No surprise that on the pitch he's prepared to get stuck in wherever he can. Mergim is a real team player.



    -on 02 CF Borkowski, 3 goals this season, 1 left,1 right and 1 header, add good technique, physique, pressing and he has all making of complete CF.

    Borkowski: On the long way to becoming a regular FCN player The young club striker blossoms without pressure and with a lot of self-confidence
    https://www.nordbayern.de/sport/bor...um-fcn-stammspieler-1.11034359?cid=19.1251351

    -on Schalke youth, this doesn't include Summer transfers of 04 CF Topp and 04 CB Engels. Koster injured all season but recently back has been compared to Goretzka for years now. Elgert is also Kurt fan too and Klein is Winter addition from RB Leipzig. Schalke will be interesting as jump to 2BL is smaller than 1BL could offer more chances mixed in with debts and low budget.....

    Elgert put up 2 U19 teams in the last few weeks. One group is mostly getting used to the new season (2003 vintage + 2004 vintage). In this year you can see what an absolute top football is and how many top talents play together in a bunch. Is madness.

    And the other group, as well as today in a test match, which they just lost 2: 1, are more likely to play the 2002 year + a par 2003 year. The slightly weaker talents, such as (B-C talents, which hardly played a role, except for a few talents like Luis Köster, Elias Kurt, Ardy Mfundu and Luis Klein. Here I have to say that the last 3 players were injured for a long time and Köster and Mfundu are only recently in test matches. Of course, the old age groups like Mikail Maden, Vasilios Pavlidis, Tjark Scheller, Stanislav Fehler and Bleron Krasniqi also played, but all these players only played one solid half.

    In the first half, the increase in chances was clearly on Schalke's side, the goalkeeper was warmed up nicely, but Stanislav Fehler also scored an offside goal, which didn't count. 2 halftime went to the opponent.

    Talents that caught my eye were:

    Louis Köster: Was strong as an 8 and 10 runner, had a great urge to attack, was dangerous for goals, had claimed a few ball conquests, even won a header duel with his size and unpacked a template for Luis Klein with an interface pass. Köster fired everything out in the first half and seemed a bit flat in the second half. He's only recently returned. The game type reminds me of Leon Goretzka.

    Elias Kurt: Led the crew as captain. Has built the structure of the game tactically, technically and in agility well, played many good passes and one or the other long ball arrived, even if one failed as a 6. In the second half he played a slightly different role and Elgert told him that he should work more in pressing than in duels.

    Luis Klein: In the first half I found him a little inconspicuous, in the second half the opposite was completely. He was always sought after with speed, he also left two opponents dribbling and just missed the goal. Fired many shots on goal in the 2nd half.
     
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  3. Collected

    Collected Member

    Jul 19, 2014
    Lukaku has improved his first touch and hold-up play this season at the age of 27. it is quite unusual that he has developed these aspects of his game at this stage of his career. He shared how he got better at them:

    “I’ve improved with my back to goal thanks to a machine we use in training which fires balls at me at 30-40km/h, I have to direct them towards my teammates.

    “Beforehand I was always a bit behind the defender marking me, now I’m two seconds ahead of them.

    “It’ll never be my favourite kind of work but now I’m fulfulling a crucial role, a bit like Shaquille O’Neal in basketball.

    “I’m proud to have provided nine assists for Inter this season.”

    “Conte told me very directly: ‘If you don’t work in training you won’t play, it’s essential that you know how to play with your back to goal.

    “It’s important to meet people who tell you the absolute truth to help you improve.”

    Maybe there is hope for Werner after all. Even after the age of 25, he could improve his weaknesses. But more importantly, we need this type of training machine firing at German youth strikers. We desperately need a real number 9.
     
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  4. BMGuy

    BMGuy Member

    Bayern Munich
    Sep 6, 2004
    vietnam
    The real number 9 is Nmecha or even havertz.
     
  5. Collected

    Collected Member

    Jul 19, 2014


    In this video, they mention that the percentage of Bundesliga's players made up of Germans younger than 23 dropped from 21 in 2010 to 6 in 2020. This stat is quite worrying. It makes the breakthroughs of Musiala, Wirtz and Moukoko look extraordinary.
     
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  6. Collected

    Collected Member

    Jul 19, 2014
    Nmecha is a real number 9 but is he going to be good enough to start for the best teams in the world? He has 14 goals and 3 assists in 31 matches in the Belgian league. Correct me if I am wrong but a lot of his goals come from penalties. I have seen him play very well for the u21 national team but he is one of oldest players there. We have seen in the past a lot of players(often from the oldest age group) who shine in the U21 Euro and then struggle in the big leagues. Next season in the Bundesliga will tell us a lot about his potential.
     
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  7. Blueberry_night

    Blueberry_night Member+

    Apr 5, 2016
    Club:
    Borussia Dortmund
    I think the most worrying part is, even more lacking of talent in defensive area. I'm talking about FB and GK. And might be CB. I think it is quite worrying to see the talented youth aimed to become winger, midfielder. I'm using Mats Hummels as example. He was playing as defensive midfield in youth and when transition to CB, his ball playing and passing skill beneficial for future CB position.
     
  8. Blueberry_night

    Blueberry_night Member+

    Apr 5, 2016
    Club:
    Borussia Dortmund
    Not sure about this. Lukaku might be small sample size. I believe football skill, just like piano player, ballet dancer, any music player should be nurtured from very young age. If you want to improve by leaps and bounds when already above 20 might be hard. I don't think Werner undergo the very same training method as Lukaku yielding the same result. On top of that, despite having much bigger build I think Lukaku is more good on the ball compared to Werner even before those training method.
     

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