Klinsmann Says Germany Has Pool Of Talents

Germany head coach Joachim Low can be said to be in state of confusion as he has minimum of 50 top-class players to consider for next summer’s FIFA 2018 World Cup, as said by Jurgen Klinsmann.

The former Germany, Bayern Munich and USMNT boss Jurgen Klinsmann mentioned the likes of Philipp Lahm, Lukas Podolski and Bastian Schweinsteiger to global audiences at the 2006 World Cup, but believes the sheer volume of able players currently available to his former assistant, Low is on an entirely different level to anything seen in world football today.

“I have not seen any other country in the world that can match Germany in terms of potential between the ages of 21 and 26,” Klinsmann wrote in Kicker magazine. “If you compare the two groups [at the UEFA European Under-21 Championship and that of FIFA 2017 Confederations Cup], only two of the 44 are over 27, which simply means 42 players are younger than 27, and 40 are below the age of 26.” he added.

Germany Under-21s swept to the Euro U-21 crown following their victory over Spain, The country’s senior squad also went on to make the final of the Confederations Cup, with only three 2014 World Cup winners among the players in which included Julian Draxler, Shkodran Mustafi and Borussia Dortmund’s Matthias Ginter.

Klinsmann also noted that other higher level players such as Thomas Muller, Mats Hummels, Mesut Ozil, Jerome Boateng, Manuel Neuer, Ilkay Gundogan, Mario Gotze, Benedikt Howedes, Toni Kroos, Sami Khedira, Julian Weigl, Marco Reus and Leroy Sane were not even included amongst the squad list of the team. The achievements of Germany’s up-and-coming and fringe players so far this summer also underline the unique efficiency of the country’s acclaimed academies. Players are brought up from an early age, before being launched into space of the Bundesliga.