5 German Players Failed to Live up to Their Potential

5 German Players Failed to Live up to Their Potential

5 German Players Failed to Live up to Their Potential



Netgenz - Netizen buzz Sport | Germany is a country that always gives birth to the talents of quality football players at all times. Manuel Neuer, Philipp Lahm, Thomas Mueller, to Kai Havertz are among the star players born from that country.

In addition, there are also several players from Germany who did not manage to fulfill their strengths. Although in fact, they had performed as promised when young.


Here are 5 German Players who Failed to Live up to Their Potential


1. Max Meyer

Max Meyer is one of the best alumni of Schalke High School. He successfully penetrated the special Schalke team when he was 18 years old. Meyer himself was able to keep his performance stable throughout the five years at the Veltins-Arena.

In 2018, Meyer made a pretty surprising decision by leaving for the English Premier League mediocre team, Crystal Palace. It is hoped that it will look impressive, in fact, it often complicates injuries so that it is difficult to get the best performance. Now, at the age of 26, Meyer only plays for the Danish club, FC Midtjylland.

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2. Andre Schurrle

Andre Schurrle played a great talent while playing for Mainz and Bayer Leverkusen. That performance saw the player taken by Chelsea in the summer of 2013. However, he only lasted 1.5 years in the Premier League. Then, Schurrle returned to the Bundesliga.

Unfortunately, the 2nd chance did not go well for the player. Schurrle often appears to suffer from injuries while wearing the VfL Wolfsburg and Borussia Dortmund uniforms. Due to the decline of his football profession, Schurrle then chose to retire in 2020. He is still young, at 29 years old.

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3. Julian Draxler

Julian Draxler is one of the German footballers with enormous talent. He had a wunderkind status while still defending Schalke. However, his determination to move to Wolfsburg made his changes slow.

In 2017, Draxler was taken over by French giants, Paris Saint-Germain. The transfer was predicted to make his profession grow again. However, the arrival of Neymar Jr and Kylian Mbappe even entered the Draxler profession. Until now, the 28-year-old has not become a regular figure at PSG.

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4. Sebastian Rode

Sebastian Rode's name first appeared while playing with Eintracht Frankfurt. He played with the club for four years from 2010-to 2014. Then, the player chooses his profession with Bayern Munich.

Unfortunately, Driving isn't so shiny there because it often sits in the spare seat. He lost to Xabi Alonso, Arturo Vidal, and Javi Martinez in the middle row. In the summer of 2016, Rode finally left Bayern Munich to join Borussia Dortmund. However, his profession was no longer impressive before leaving Bayern Munich.

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5. Sebastian Rudy

Sebastian Rudy is known to several people when he defended TSG Hoffenheim. He spent seven years at the club in 2010-17. After that, the player played for Bayern Munich. However, Rudy's profession was stuck with Die Roten.

Only lasted one season, he decided to join the Bundesliga team, Schalke, in the summer of 2018. Unfortunately, Rudy often appeared inconsistent after. Now the 32-year-old is back with his old club, TSG Hoffenheim.

It must be really a shame the 5 German players didn't manage to optimize their strength. Even though they were actually predicted to have a profession that shines when they are ripe.

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