Re: German Changes
SM is about to make the changes in the German League next week, so I decided to make reviews about Bayern München and a few other Bundesliga players (build on the Bundesliga statistics).
First of all, lets start with Bayern München:
Michael Rensing: With 26 Bundesliga games so far (Bayern is still unbeaten with him!) and 10 games last season in the league, showed some excellent skills, he deserves the 88 instead of the 87 at the moment.
Martin Demichelis: 120 games for Bayern, 28 games last season and 1 goal, he was elected as one of the best defenders in the Bundesliga. He got a small injury, but he is match fit again, and played against Hertha today, so he definitely deserves his current rating 93. At the moment, he wont rise, but if he continues his professionalism, he will do soon.
Philipp Lahm: 132 Bundesliga games and 79 for Bayern. Last season 22 games and no goals. However, he played fantastic in the whole season, and continued it on the Euro 2008 and at the start of the Bundesliga, today scored a magnificant goal against Hertha. He is 93 for a long time, I think he deserves the 94 with his recent fantastic performance as he is one of the best left backs in the world with no doubt.
Christian Lell: Bayern's real upcomer, 73 games in the Bundesliga and 47 for Bayern. 29 (!) matches last season in the league, missed only 5 games, and performed extremely well on the right side, replacing the injured/out of form Sagnol, scored one goal. He is still good as he was, so enough of the 89, he must be 90/91 because he is stable starter at Bayern with good performance.
Lucio: The brazilian magician got 207 Bundesliga games in his feet, and played 115 for Bayern. Last season played 24 games and scored one goal. He is a great defender, playing with heart, but sometimes got blames. But when he plays as he can, You have the feeling that he should be around 96. However, I'm sure that he wont rise because of his mistakes, but definitely wont decrease. His performance is around 94 and 95.
Willy Sagnol: Loyal Bayern player, 184 games for the club, last season only 9 due to his injuries. Now he is injured again, he is a very good right back with great attacking moves and fantastic curled passes, I'm afraid he will decrease but I hope that he can keep his rating.
Daniel van Buyten: 113 Bundesliga games, 52 for Bayern, 19 appearances last season and one goal. Played very well with Demichelis or Lucio, but sometimes got awful matches. By default, he is a stable 92, but I think he will keep his 91.
Breno: Not so many appearances yet, needs more time.
Hamit Altintop: Leader of the Turkish national team, a real sniper, huge improvements since arriving from Schalke to München. 136 Bundesliga games, 23 for Bayern, scored 3 goals. His serious injury broken his fantastic career at Bayern, but luckily he was able to recover himself to the Euro, played well again and continued at Bayern but got an injury again. He is 91 (what a huge war was that to show SM that he deserves this), he wont change I think. I know he is injured again, but this wont last so much time than the previous one, and as I saw him playing, he will keep his class.
Toni Kroos: 12 games last season, he is not good enough to be a star at the moment, but deserves a few improvement, 84/85 would be it..
Andreas Ottl: Bayern's biggest dissapointment. 53 games for Bayern, 19 games last season (...). I think his 88 is highly overrated, whould be around 86 I think. He is not a top player and never be, he scored 3 goals last season, but for God's shake, he is unprofessional, not good player. Lazy to run, not able to pass, and covard for fighting balls.
Franck Ribéry: Should I say? 28 games, 11 goals, voted for last season's best player. Unfortunately, he injured against Italy in Euro 2008, this is the only reason which is against his new 96 rating.
Bastian Schweinsteiger: 156 games for Bayern, 30 games last season, only one goal. This season, scored two already. I think the time is close now, when he must rise to 93. Reliable performance with excellent passes and shots.
José Ernesto Sosa: 15 games, he is fit again, I think he deserve to get back his 89. If You dont know him, he is a fantastic free-kick taker and a midfield general. Of course, he didnt proved this at Bayern yet.
Mark van Bommel: The "red captain". 58 games for Bayern, 27 games last season and two goals. I real distance shooter with an aggressive behaviour. Sometimes doing unneccesary things, thats why he doesnt have 93..
Zé Roberto: "God's Son", got this nickname years ago. 256 Bundesliga games, 143 for Bayern. Last season player 30 games and scored 5 goals. Last season was one of his bests, fantastic stamina, passing abilities and dribbling skils, both foted joker midfielder, deserves the 93 whatever You say!
Miroslav Klose: 239 Bundesliga games, 30 for Bayern. Last season played 27 games, scored 10 goals. Suffering from bad form since his injury, hopefully today's goal will help him to score goals again. I'm afraid his 94 will decrease to 93, but in my oppinion SM should wait with this decision, because when he played well, he didnt got a rise, so now he shouldnt got a decrease.
Luca Toni: Last season's top scorer, 31 games last season, 24 goals. Real italian actor with the sense of scoring goals. I wont say anything. In my eyes he is a 95, but I'm sure he wont go up and down either.
Lukas Podolski: Last season's tabloid-theme, 101 Bundesliga games, 50 for Bayern. Last season played 25 matches (mostly as a sub) and scored 5 goals. Like it or not, the time is close now to rise him to 92.
In next posts, I will review a few Bundesliga players including Bayern players by hard numbers of statistics.