Former Chelsea midfielder Kevin De Bruyne endured a disappointing few years at West London, but he was sold for an impressive transfer fee to Wolfsburg.
Since his return back to the German league, De Bruyne has gone from strength to strength and is regarded as one of the world’s best players now. The 23-year-old managed an astonishing 28 assists in all competitions for the German club, who finished second largely because of his exploits. Aside from those direct involvements in goals, De Bruyne also managed to come up with 15 for his own account.
These good performances have led to a shock link with Chelsea, who are believed to be preparing a € 40 million offer for him in the summer transfer window. However, De Bruyne has ended any speculation about a return to Stamford Bridge for the time being by saying that he will not return as long as Mourinho remains in charge. A number of former players have fallen mode with the Portuguese boss due to his reluctance to explain the reasons for being dropped. In the case of De Bruyne, he rarely featured in the first-team and made only three appearances in the Premier League before being sold to Wolfsburg. Read the rest of this entry »05.17.15
Video Rating: 0 / 504.19.15
Video Rating: 4 / 504.17.15
Germany continued their journey of making it into the next rounds of the 2016 Euro’s after claiming a 2-0 victory over Georgia and now the German side is positioned in the 2nd spot of Group D as they have secured 10 points from 5 matches.
Poland still remains in the top spot with 11 points and Scotland has the same amount of points as Germany with 10.
This group is without doubt one of the most competitive and tightly contested ones out of all the 2016 Euro’s and even though Germany are the favorites on making it through, they have to continue getting more victories and snatching more points in order to their hopes alive as any slip up could be enough for the other teams to step it up and snatch the qualification spots into the approaching tournament which is going to be held in France.
Bastian Schweinsteiger is the captain of the German national side and even though he was happy to see his team claim a 2-0 victory over Georgia, the German midfielder stated that they still need to improve.
The 30 year old midfielder spoke after the match was over and he told reporters: “We kept a clean sheet, which was our aim, but it was difficult to find space against them. We made a few mistakes in their half, but we won the game anyway. We need to improve and will now concentrate on the games against Gibraltar and Scotland.”
Thomas Muller was another player of the German side who gave his opinion about their recent victory as he also said that they need to get even better. Read the rest of this entry »03.21.15
Video Rating: 4 / 502.25.15
German football is aiming to conquer Europe according to the chairman of Bayern Munich, Karl Heinz-Rummenigge as he wants the Bundesliga to continue growing and showing clubs get higher spots in the Europa League and the Champions League.
Germany was crowned as the champions of the world after the team of Joachim Loew lifted the 2014 World Cup title in Brazil and they truly deserved it after making an impressive run in the latest edition of the international competition.
“This is the proof that the Bundesliga is on a good path internationally. We must continue with this, that is the desire.” Bayern Munich chairman Karl Heinz-Rummenigge said.
Out of the last 16 teams which are still competing in the Champions League, Germany is well represented with: Borussia Dortmund, Bayer Leverkusen, Schalke 04 and Bayern Munich. That’s a total of 4 clubs which is the highest amount of clubs from a respective country. Read the rest of this entry »02.21.15
Video Rating: 4 / 501.24.15
Video Rating: 4 / 501.14.15
Borussia Dortmund manager Jurgen Klopp has called for the players to give their fans some festive cheer by performing well in the last few matches of 2014.
Dortmund will be going into a winter break after the league match against Werder Bremen. After having taken only for victories through to the first half of the season, Dortmund find themselves in the relegation zone. Incredibly, the club were in the Champions League final only a couple of years ago and they have had a huge fall from grace. Despite this,Klopp does not appear to be under immediate threat.
Klopp has recognised that the players have not provided enough enjoyment of the fans this season, but he says that they have a great chance to do so in the last few matches of 2014. After having struggled for form in the league throughout this campaign, Dortmund are not the favourites going into tough matches against Wolfsburg and Werder Bremen. The only good aspect has been the impressive form in European competitions. They managed to top the Champions League group ahead of Arsenal and will now be facing Italian outfit Juventus in the last 16 of the competition.
Kevin Grosskreutz is likely to be recalled to the team for the trip to face Wolfsburg.”The last two games of 2014 must be a gift to this awesome club and its fans.The most positive news is that the game (Wednesday`s against Wolfsburg) takes place at our Signal Iduna Park stadium. We must throw everything we have into the game against Juventus, it`s not the easiest opponent, but it could have been worse. He [Grosskreutz] can show on Wednesday that the break has done him some good,” said the Dortmund manager. Klopp has been at Dortmund since 2008 and has guided them to 2 league titles.12.26.14
Video Rating: 4 / 512.22.14
The German League seems to be getting less and less competitive as each year and season passes by. Out of the last 13 league titles, Bayern Munich has won it 8 times and in the previous season it was won in record breaking time.
After selling Robert Lewandowski to Bayern Munich, Borussia Dortmund has taken a downhill spiral for the worst with the German club located in the bottom spots of the Bundesliga meanwhile Bayern Munich is at the top which doesn’t come as a surprise.
Buying top players from their rivals is turning into a routine for Bayern Munich and a few clubs around Europe including Manchester City as they have signed a number of world class players from Arsenal.
Signing a number of players from their rivals can bring forth a consequence that is certainly not good for fans of the German League as the dominance of Bayern Munich can turn the Bundesliga into a less entertaining place to watch football.
Fans want to be surprised, entertained and thrilled to watch different clubs battling against each other with either one of them having almost the same chance on actually winning the league but Bayern Munich is years ahead of everyone else in the Bundesliga.
The dominance is edging towards being even a bigger factor within the next few years as Bayern Munich has a number of players which are on their radar and could sign from different clubs around Europe including their rivals Borussia Dortmund with Marco Reus being a top target.
The Premier League was dominated by Manchester United since the English League was created in 1992 but after Sir. Alex Ferguson decided to retire from his illustrious career, Manchester United started falling apart and this has allowed other clubs on stepping up. This might be what needs to happen in the Bundesliga before it completely turns into a one club league where the outcome of a match is decided even before the match starts.