Toni Kroos. Apart from Thomas Muller and Mesut Ozil, the Real Madrid midfielder is the most experienced player in the squad and keeps things ticking over. Since helping Germany win the 2014 World Cup, he has won two Champions League titles, one La Liga title and two Fifa Club World Cup titles. Kroos is an essential part in the Germany team and he will keep things ticking over in midfield and picking out the passes to unlock defences as the reigning champions look to defend their World Cup crown.
The talismanic figure that was Miroslav Klose has now hung up his boots and Germany will be looking for goals elsewhere if they are to have any chance of claiming the second biggest trophy of world football. Goal scoring midfielders Schurrle, Gotze and Ozil will be pivotal to the success of Germany come June. However, Thomas Muller has often been Joachim Low’s go-to-man at major tournaments and the Bayern Munich star has a prolific record for the national team. He netted five goals at the 2014 World Cup and will be hoping to have a similar impact in Russia. This may well be the last time we see Muller at a World Cup and he will be looking to prove himself on the world stage once more for Germany when it matters most. Timo Werner emerging as a top-class option to lead the line having scored seven times in 10 international appearances.
One To Watch Out For
Two-footed Julian Draxler has enhanced his reputation across Europe after making a name for himself in Germany with Schalke and Wolfsburg before moving to French giants, Paris Saint-Germain. Draxler is a versatile midfielder who can play out wide or as an attacking midfielder. The 24-year old has matured having already appeared for Germany at 2014 World Cup and Euro 2016. He will be hoping to play a pivotal role in retaining Germany’s status as world champions. Leon Goretzka is another player who has been attracting attention. The 22 year-old is one of the brightest talents in world football and could be a surprise star in Russia 2018.
Germany have a handful of young stars emerging in their senior ranks but the most exciting talent right now is Leroy Sane. The winger has gone from strength to strength after signing for Manchester City last summer in a £37 million deal. The 21 year-old is sure to have a big impact at the 2018 World Cup and fans with Germany tickets can look forward to seeing Sane creating chances and scoring goals on the big stage.