Serge Gnabry and Timo Werner have been regulars for the German national team in recent years. Despite the national team’s performance, both these forwards were in the best form of their careers last season. However, this season hasn’t quite gone to plan for the usually lethal attackers. Could that open the door for Thomas Müller’s final chance to crack Germany’s roster?
Werner has not been at his best since joining the Blues this summer. Whether this is an issue or him not being deployed properly by Lampard or purely his own fault, the performances have not been there. The German forward has not scored for Chelsea FC since November 7th and has come under criticism.
⚽️ Werner's struggles at Chelsea - A thread ⚽️— Max Bergmann (@MaxBergmnn) December 27, 2020
At @ChelseaFC, Timo #Werner has been primarily used as a winger contrary to his striker position at RB Leipzig.
But the problem is not only Werner's position but also his role at #Chelsea as this thread attempts to unveil.#CFC pic.twitter.com/7H3XpNvikv
Gnabry was another German at the top of his game last season. However, this season, he has scored only four goals and made two assists in 19 appearances for Bayern Munich. On top of this, Gnabry has gone seven games in a row without a goal in the Bundesliga. While he hasn’t been poor, there are certain expectations that haven’t quite been met.
Apart from these two players, there are three others that make up the attacking core of the German national team: Leroy Sané, Marco Reus, and Kai Havertz. They are no exception to recent underperformance. Does Löw finally need to look elsewhere for options? Now more than ever, Löw has the perfect opportunity to reintroduce Müller to the team.
We have said this many times, but there are so many reasons why Müller should return to Die Mannschaft. So far, Joachim Löw has stood his ground and refused on the grounds of “building the next generation” and similar excuses. But things could always change.
So far this season, Müller has scored 9 times and provided 10 assists in 22 appearances. There is really no good reason not to have the 2010 FIFA World Cup Golden Boot winner back in the squad at this point. After Spain dismantled Germany 6-0 back in November, Joachim Löw has been under increasing pressure and might need a desperation move to save his job. Is this his last chance to make the cut? Only time will tell when Löw makes his next team selections in March.