Ducksch makes the case for Füllkrug’s World Cup hopes


By Jonathan Dicks   @Jonathan_Dicks

Marvin Ducksch waxed lyricals about teammate and strike-partner Niclas Füllkrug, who is hoping to be a part of Germany’s squad in Qatar after his superb start to the season.

Marvin Ducksch.
Marvin Ducksch. Photo: Werder Bremen

The relationship between Marvin Ducksch and Niclas Füllkrug hasn’t always been harmonious at Werder Bremen, but they couldn’t be in better form at the moment. Newly-promoted 5th place Werder owe a lot of credit to this attacking pair, who have combined for ten goals and five assists through nine games.
Füllkrug is the Bundesliga’s current top goal-scorer and speaking with ‘kicker’, Ducksch stated his case for why the veteran striker deserves to make Hansi Flick’s squad in November:

“Achievements should also be rewarded and he has not shown them for two or three weeks, but for over a year.”

Ducksch added that, “He is a clear target player, is strong in the air, can use both feet – in training I sometimes have the feeling that he’s better with his left than his right. He’s got good technique, a good eye, he can pick out the ball. He’s just a complete player.”

Füllkrug has previously praised Ducksch and said that, “I’ve never been so well-rehearsed with another striker.” Ducksch displayed similar feelings to complete this ‘bromance’: “He is definitely the best partner I’ve had.”

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