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  1. Werner never was the stable guy. Even last season he had a long period without goals and needed a match against Mainz (he had a good game in the last match before that there with a hattrick) to get his self confidence back and score a hattrick then, too. He is very good when he is on song - even clinical - but he will always have very unstable periods and so he can be of help with his runs - is not known to be the great big game scorer or scorer in Cup events. I do not know if age and experience really change that. Even Lewy has opponents and venues in which everything has to run fine fo
  2. He actually only has 0.8 offsides during a match in the EPL whereas it was 1.6 times in the Bundesliga last season. On 90 minutes 0.9 to 1.4. I cannot tell how many goals were ruled out by var the seasons before - but he had even a lot more offsides in Germany than he had now. And the referees in the EPL fall easier for him drawing fouls than they do in Germany especially since his dive against Schalke that caused the "Werner is a son of a bitch"-shouts everywhere.
  3. Doubt that as he will not be a starter. I actually doubt that he is much of a tournament player when thinking about his mentality and that until now he did not have big numbers in Cup events. Not if Havertz keeps him out. Getting Müller back into the national team what was a big story the recent two years here in Germany (and he by far has been Germany's best offensive player in the recent two years added by all of his secondary attributes he gives to his teams) means that he + 2 others will start - he was not brought back for the bench but for his skills commanding an offense and the movement
  4. I actually think that you got what you bought. Werner is not different than before. He always had spells of low confidence in which he did not score - and than a row of matches in which he scored real big. And he is no central forward - that did not really function in the German national team, too. He mainly was used in combination together with a hard working center forward. His main strength is his speed - not his touch etc. He is exactly showing what he can play - he only is in a bad spell scoring wise.
  5. Does he meet them in restaurants to spend the evening shifting around pepper and salt to discuss tactics? From day one - when Tuchel was still at Mainz - the duels of this two coaches were tactical battles.
  6. I have read a lot that Tuchel will prefer to play Havertz to him - I doubt that as what I have seen previously at Mainz and Dortmund he is not really into the no. 10 types but likes workers, too.
  7. Bayern did not want to spend the money on them before that summer either. Werner does not fit the system - and Havertz would only be good on a position Müller is on - and was even last season far away from his performances. And now there is a Musiala with a high workrate who might grow into it in the next 3 years until Müller probably will leave who is able to shine in other positions, too. Some always just see "talent" as the main "ingredient" - put actually it is adaptiblity, work rate, personality and mentality that are probably as important for the rise of a player. Not just the German med
  8. There is no nice two week break in Germany this year. The last matches were December 23rd and Bundesliga starts again January 2nd. So for the most teams the only holiday was the Xmas days and this weekend. 5 days. Today the most teams should be in team training again. About his position... In my eyes he is no real centre forward and at Leipzig he usually had a partner in front in person of Poulsen or last year Schick, too. Even for Germany it is usually Gnabry that plays centrally. His main strength is his speed and hanging around the offside line waiting on balls behind it.
  9. The only one with extra muscles in the recent months is Goretzka. And it is not just a development of the Corona break but started far earlier. The photo of Davies, that is circulating, is already from his medical 2 years ago. Lewy is like this already since some years. And Thiago started to work extra on his fitness in 2016 having an additional personal trainer. That does not mean that they aren't fit - they worked very hard on their fitness level during the Corona break - but the overall fitness and endurance, too - not just bulking up. Goretzka bulked up as he always was a
  10. He is playing with Leverkusen right now against Glasgow Rangers.
  11. Because of the Pavard injury Kimmich will probably play right fullback again. The Bayern team will probably play the team that started the friendly against Marseille last Friday with Coman starting instead of Perisic. Neuer Kimmich - Boateng - Alaba - Davies Thiago - Goretzka Gnabry - Müller - Coman Lewandowski Kimmich and Thiago will miss the QFs when the get the next yellow card. UEFA announced today that in difference to usually when that happens before the semi finals after this round the yellow card count is set to zero.
  12. It is officially announced now that the match will be held without fans. For those who wanted to attend - tickets will be refunded.
  13. Yes, it usually seems to be only really dangerous to older people and people with existing conditions. Problem is that it is a new virus and when it extends without slowing down it might lead to undercapacities of hospitals, medicine etc. So the activism right now is more about slowing down the spreading of the virus to get into the warmer months and getting time. Germany right now just has two deaths. It is not official now but the state Bavaria will prohibit that any festivities and event with more then 1000 people will take place until Good Friday. With the international break t
  14. Just as it might be of interest here. In Germany there is the idea of playing matches without fans because of the Corona virus. Just two weeks until the international break to slow down the spreading of the virus. First is probably North Rhine Westphalia where the match between Cologne and Gladbach at Wednesday probably will be the first and next weekend might be all matches. It might not be official now but the probability is very high. That would mean the same for next weeks CL match between our two teams.
  15. Bayern first 45 minutes away in Hoffenheim with 18 year old Zirkzee instead of Lewandowski... 4:0
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