Whoever wonders why the 29-year-old is only now playing so well: Füllkrug is finally experiencing a longer phase without an injury break. Before that, he struggled with cartilage damage for months, tore his cruciate ligament and had to fight back time and again. Now he’s here. And we can be thankful for that.
Because every team needs a real striker in top form to be successful – the same goes for the German national team. Soon the World Cup begins, Timo Werner, Thomas Müller and Lukas Nmecha weaken. But Flick has the solution: a volcano. And the national coach himself said that he has the quality that his team is currently missing. He is voluminous, powerful and has a nose for goals.
Flick has 26 squad spots up for grabs for the World Cup. Certainly: he reserves one for the best German “Knipser”. And this is a volcano.
No, the volcano lacks the size for a World Cup
Florian Wichert’s contra
Füllkrug is the top scorer in the Bundesliga, has scored eight goals in nine games and is in the shape of his life. That speaks for filling jug. But also against the Bundesliga – because after the departures of Lewandowski and Haaland, there are no more world-class goals.
Should Fullkrug go to the World Cup? Not really.
The Werder striker just isn’t the size, a look at his stats shows. Three of his eight goals were penalties, only 50 percent of his shots hit the mark, his success rate of only 60 percent is poor, even for a striker.
Germany needs attackers with international class, special skills or outstanding talent. Fulkrug, on the other hand, is mediocre. The market value is only four million euros. Logically, he is already 29 years old, has not played a single European Cup match and, on the other hand, has always shuttled back and forth between the first and second division.
The volcano belongs to the Simon Terrodde, Philipp Hofmann, Steffen Tigges category. Germany needs the category Leroy Sané, Serge Gnabry, Thomas Müller, Timo Werner, Karim Adeyemi. Even if the national team lacks a classic striker: there are at least ten strikers who are better than pitchers.
Flick has already nominated enough players who have no place in the national team. With the nomination of Füllkrug it gets really embarrassing.