Former national player Sandro Wagner, who played for many years at the FC Bavaria Munich, sees a stormer problem in German football.
“It was missed over a longer period to promote certain types of players. More emphasis was placed on the collective and tactical. The classic middle stormer fell a little bit down –also due to certain trends in the national team or in European top teams, without playing a real nine,”Wagner said to the”picture”.
Currently, after his surprising career ending in the summer, the born Munich works as part of his trainer training at the DFB. as “U-national team of storm trainers”.
You have now noticed “virtually everywhere that you cannot do without these types of players in the long run,” explained Wagner, “that one is also more easily accessible and certain variants disappear, for example in the opening of the game.”
The DFB placed “again strongly on the individual development of real stormers,” explained the 32-year-old. That’s a lot of hot kicks. I also think this is extremely important for German football.”
Sandro Wagner played twice at FC Bavaria
Wagner had passed through the youth division of FC Bavaria between 1995 and 2006, but could not get through to the professionals afterwards. After stations at MSV Duisburg, Werder Bremen, 1. FC Kaiserslautern, Hertha BSC, Darmstadt 98 and 1899 Hoffenheim returned to Munich at the beginning of 2018 for a year. Again, he did not go beyond a role as a reservist.
Early 2019 he was drawn to Tianjin Teda in China. After eighteen months he terminated his contract there this summer. Shortly thereafter he announced his resignation –although according to his own statement he received numerous requests from Germany and abroad.
Currently Wagner works alongside his trainer training as an expert for the streaming service “DAZN”.