Wednesday, 4 September 2013
Joachim Wrong, Stefan Kiessling deserves Germany return!
Bayer Leverkusen striker Stefan Kiessling has vowed not to play under current Germany boss, Joachim Low. The forward was the top scorer in the Bundesliga last season but has not featured for Die Manschaft since 2010.
Speaking to Bild, he said, '' Iv said before I'm done with this topic. Ill repeat: I am not going to play under Joachim Low. After every goal, the question returns and they are getting on my nerves.
Its hard not to understand the striker's irritation. As an avid watcher of the Bundesliga, Kiessling is one of the most complete strikers in the league. Scoring 27 goals last season, he was Leverkusen's main propeller for a top four finish and was consistent throughout. Low currently relies on Miroslav Klose and Mario Gomez. While Klose has done reasonably well for Lazio, scoring 16 times last season, Mario Gomez had a nightmare stint with Bayern Munich, forcing a move to Fiorentina. He lost his place to Mario Mandzukic and was injured for quite some time. Low needs to use one more striker in the German setup and Kiessling offers the best option.
With a consistent amount of goals every season, 53 since his last match for Germany, its hard to imagine why the former Stuttgart manager keeps ignoring the prolific striker. Kiessling has made only six apperances for Germany, scoring none but with his current form, he should make the starting XI easily.
The World cup is around the corner and Germany are tipped as hot favorites. Low needs all hand on deck to lift the trophy and in this case he badly needs the legs of one man: Stefan Kiessling.
Sportunes from time to time will be bringing you news regarding the World Cup in Brazil as the showpiece event draws nearer.