Hummels vs. Süle: Who is the best German central defender?
Defensive debate: Hummels vs. Süle: who is the best German central defender?
Mats Hummels or Niklas Süle? The Bundesliga duel between BVB and Bayern opened the discussion about the alleged best German defender. AZ participates in the debate.
It is a bitter realization: Jérôme Boateng is no longer included in the discussion of who is the best German central defender.
Zorc and Rummenigge contradict each other
For Michael Zorc the thing is clear: For the sporting director of BVB can only be Mats Hummels (30 years), the best German in the center of defense - the veteran, with Borussia Dortmund 2011 German champion, 2012, the double and got a year later in the Champions League final.
For Karl-Heinz Rummenigge, the matter is completely different: The boss of the board of FC Bayern insists that the best German center-back, of course, is doing his job in Munich: Niklas Süle.
The AZ has also dealt with the question - and has come to two completely different opinions.
BVB: That's why Hummel's best German defender
A "Battle in the Bundesliga" they should deliver so. Says Bayern boss Karl-Heinz Rummenigge. The planners of the German Football League in Frankfurt rub their hands in the face of such PR-suitable statements. Here you go! The duel is open - and goes clearly to former Bayer Mats Hummels.
Why? Just look at the common video portals on the internet this dream passport of Hummels on the whole field on Mario Götze, gloriously flaunted in the test of the Dortmund against Liverpool (3: 2). From the state, with the outside instinct, in the barrel - madness! No wonder that ex-BVB coach Jürgen Klopp then fell for the 30-year-old veteran in raptures.
This opening of the game, whose perfection is more reminiscent of strategists à la Bastian Schweinsteiger or Andrea Pirlo, brings no other German defender. Sorry, Niklas Sule! Scusi! Pardon! Perdón! Because, I'm holding on, throughout Europe there is no center-back with this ball security Kroos'schen extent. Any questions?
Bayern: So Süle is best German defender
1.95 meters, 97 kilograms. With Niklas Süle in central defense, it's pretty dark for the opposing striker. Powerful headballs, tremendous bounce and merciless dueling strength. Süle, the giant in the Bayern defense, brings everything with what makes a good, because uncompromising defender.
But is it enough for the best? Yes, it is enough! Because: Süle can play a trump in the ex-colleague Hummels can only cheat. Speed! Powerhouse - or as it is lovingly called in Bavaria "Brackl" - Süle brings enormous speed on the clock. Last season, he was the seventh fastest player in terms of top speed in the Bundesliga. 34.99 km / h, the 23-year-old runs accordingly in the top. From his Bavarian "runabout colleagues" Kingsley Coman or Serge Gnabry far and wide no trace.
It is obvious that Sulez does not lose out in running duel with the attackers of this world. Then come the perfectly timed straddles and the excellent positional game, it quickly becomes clear: An Süle, the Usain Bolt of Bayern, comes so fast no one over. Not much older Mats Hummels.
This article was written by Michael Schleicher
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