The Confederation Cup came to a successful end with Germany’s young side lifted up the cup by beating Chile 1-0 in the finals. The tournament gave an ideal stage to the players to prove their potential for the upcoming World Cup in 2018. Out of all, these four players raised up to the occasion and outshone in the tournament.
Chile’s team proved to be one of the strongest contenders for the 2018 World Cup. And, above that, the team’s first goalkeeper, Claudio Bravo showed his class amongst all the other goalkeepers. Although, his efforts and skills were not enough to take his team to triumph the Federation Cup, his effortless goalkeeping against Portugal in the semi-finals—where he saved three penalties, won him the Goalkeeper of the tournament. He indeed rose to be a key player for the team.
Timo Werner came as a surprise to all the football fans across the globe with his highly-impressive performance in the Confederation cup. This young gun who plays as a striker for the club, RB Leipzig proved that it’s the skills and confidence that matter and not age. He was awarded with ‘The Golden Boot’ for scoring three goals and assisting for two. His game came into limelight during the game with Cameroon where he netted twice to take his team to the semi-finals. He impressed Joachim Low with his effective leg work and killer instincts in the box.
For Germany National Team in the Confederation Cup, Julian Draxler was the most experienced player. Apart from his primary role of attacking and holding the midfield, he was bestowed with the responsibility of Captaincy, in the absence of Manuel Neur. And to everyone’s expectations, he did it to complete effect, leading his young team to victory. Draxler was named Player of the Tournament for his brilliant captaincy and for his world-class game in the final three games.
After having an outstanding season with PSV Eindhoven, the 29-year old came into the cup with confidence and established himself at the heart of Germany team. His powerful defensive skills and abilities to push the game upfront caught the eyes of many football fans across the world. With this form and class, he will be one of the key players for Germany in the World Cup 2018.