5 Bundesliga Players To Shine At The World Cup
RB Leipzig’s talented number 10. Now with all the rumours circling about a possible departure from RB Leipzig for Emil Forsberg this summer. If these are true then expect to see Emil Forsberg turn it up a level in the tournament in order to try and attract clubs for his signature this summer. He will definitely be one of if not the best Swedish player at the tournament. As we have seen his creativity is second to none and you can expect that he will bag a lot of assists for his teammates as they look to progress in their group with South Korea, Germany, and Mexico.
Amine Harit has got to be one of Morocco’s most creative players. Harit has been a great player for Schalke 04 this season and has definitely been one of the breakout stars in the Bundesliga. Amine Harit has scored 3 goals and registered 7 assists so far this season and the upcoming World Cup could be a great platform to show what he’s got to the rest of the world. Schalke fans will already know that the lad has bags of potential and there is no doubt that Harit’s group will be tough. Morocco is in group B and are accompanied by Iran, Spain, and Portugal. So the odds will be stacked against Morocco to make it out the group but stranger things have happened and I’m sure Harit and co will be looking to cause an upset.
I would definitely say that Andrej Kramaric is Croatia’s best striker right now and despite his poor form at Leicester. Since his move to Hoffenheim, he has really developed as a player and adapted to the league. Now Kramaric has been at Hoffenheim for 2 years and they have secured back to back Champions League qualification for the first time in their history. Andrej Kramaric is such a deadly finisher in the Bundesliga. This has been shown in his 36 goals and 21 assists that he has provided for the club in his 93 games. Which is a good return for the Croatian who has played in a wide range of positions this season. Which means his versatility could take Croatia a long way in the World Cup. They share a group with Argentina, Nigeria, and Iceland so it won’t, by all means, be a walk in the park. But Kramaric has been in inspired form in the second half of the Bundesliga season and if he keeps this up then there is no reason why he can’t take Croatia into the deeper stages of the tournament.
The young Serbian has been one of Eintracht Frankfurt’s finest players this season. On loan from Benfica, Jovic has really shown tremendous development this season. He scored 8 goals and registered 1 assist in 22 goals which is a good return for a young striker learning the game. With just 1 previous cap before the tournament it will be interesting to see whether Jovic is given the chance to showcase himself at the World Cup. Substitute appearances are to be expected at the start of the tournament as Alexander Mitrovic is the main striker in the side. But should Jovic impress and score a goal or two in the group stage then there may just be a managerial headache at hand for the Serbian boss.
Senegal are situated in a group with Japan, Colombia, and Poland. Now whilst the bookies are tipping Colombia and Poland to qualify from the group this summer. It is worth mentioning that if Senegal turns up in this tournament they do have a chance of qualification. They have some really exciting attacking players at their disposal going forward such as Sadio Mané, Balde Keita, Mbaye Niang, Badou Ndiaye, and Idrissa Gana Gueye. But they do say that defence is the best form of offence. Now I am backing Salif Sané to make major waves in the tournament if he and Napoli’s Koulibaly can hold the back line together and really tighten up then they will be a real force to be reckoned with in group H this summer.