Why my World Cup support lies with the German national team

I’m a fan of good football, exciting young talent, the promotion of discipline and efficiency in the team and finally that a team is a joy to watch. Now, before I get sent a volley of abuse about betrayal to England, my home country after all, it will serve you well to know that I have German ancestors that don’t date that far back. So while some part of me is actually German, the main reason why I support Germany is for the reasons I listed in the first sentence.

I’d rather follow a team that excites me whenever they play and they promote youth players that will actually make it somewhere. Julian Draxler, for example, is in my top 10 favourite players in the world. In fact, quite a few Germans feature in my list with Thomas Muller and Toni Kroos filling up two other spots.

A quick glance at the national side and you’ll see class and quality throughout. Manuel Neuer has perhaps had some controversies attached to his name in the past, Frank Lampard’s no goal in the World Cup all those years ago, but he is a fantastic ‘keeper and so passionate nonetheless. 

Hummels, Lahm and Mertesacker are fantastic players and are amongst my favourite defenders in the world. Schweinsteiger, Khedira, Ozil and Mario Gotze are all brilliant midfielders and a couple in that list will turn out to be legends for sure if they continue down the same path. One can be argued is already a legend of the game but I’ll leave you to speculate who that is although it shouldn’t be too hard to guess who.

Lukas Podolski and Mario Gomez, consistently brilliant for club and country.

Now, I know I’ve just listed lots of players that are very good but I wan to explain further why I love the German national team so much. They all play with passion, they play football how I think it should be played (along the floor), they are efficient in games and can devastate opponents in the blink of an eye. They’re exciting to watch because of those reasons. The main reason why I’d rather support Germany over England.