Germany may have been eliminated in the group stages – they were placed with Spain and Holland, so it was always a distinct possibility – but there were a number of very promising players on show.

One of these was midfielder Patrick Hermann, who broke into the Borussia Monchengladbach the season before last in the season they were inspired by Marco Reus in finishing in the Champions League qualification spots. The 22-year-old is a dangerous winner and has the ability to drift past opponents, as well as putting in quality deliveries.

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