The long list of German talents doesn't stop. This years World Cup was all about a certain Mesut Oezil, while the next tournament may belong to this gifted individual...
Club: FC Bayern Munich
Position: Attacking Midfielder
Claim to fame: Made his Bayern Munich aged just 17. Member of 2010 German World Cup team
Prospects:As stated, he made his Bayern Munich full team debut aged just 17, and is one of the most promising members of the latest batch of German stars. He has received plaudits from German heroes past and present, including record goalscorer Miroslav Klose and goalkeeping legend Oliver Kahn.
He is a technically gifted player, with an eye for goal, attacking flair, great shooting technique, creativity and determination. The list of attributes and skills this player has is endless, and he is on the right path to becoming a World Class midfielder.
He made his German national team debut in March 2010, and played in every round of this year’s World Cup campaign, mainly as a substitute. But with the array of talented individuals coming through, he is expected to be a focal point for the national team at the 2012 and 2014 international tournaments.