England vs Germany: 5 players who could cause more misery for Gareth Southgate

Thomas Muller in action for Germany

England have a chance to rectify their losses and still gain momentum heading into the winter World Cup tonight as they collide with Germany in the final game of the Nations League.

The Three Lions face their fierce rivals in what could be a crucial momentum builder as we head towards the end of the year.

GiveMeSport presents the five players England need to watch out for heading into their match with Die Mannschaft…

Five players for England to watch out vs Germany

Thomas Muller

Thomas Muller celebrates
BARCELONA, SPAIN – SEPTEMBER 14: Thomas Muller of Bayern Munich celebrates after scoring their side’s first goal during the UEFA Champions League group E match between FC Barcelona and Bayern Muenchen at Camp Nou on September 14, 2021 in Barcelona, Spain. (Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images)

A veteran of the German national team, the former World Cup Golden Boot winner knows what it takes to defeat England and the rivalry of the match itself.

Germany’s attacking midfielder will look to get revenge for their loss in Euro 2020 and put another goal in the record books. Muller remains in good form for Bayern in the Bundesliga, tallying three goal contributions in seven appearances.

Leroy Sane

Leroy Sane in action for Germany
MUNICH, GERMANY – JUNE 07: Leroy Sane of Germany controls the ball during the UEFA Nations League League A Group 3 match between Germany and England at Allianz Arena on June 07, 2022 in Munich, Germany. (Photo by Alex Grimm/Getty Images)

The explosive winger is familiar with English opposition after spending four years at Manchester City and winning two Premier League titles.

His Premier League experience could be a decisive factor in this contest. 

Sane has scored two goals in the first seven Bundesliga games this season.

The winger is yet to get a Nations League goal this year, but he will be hungry for his first against England.

Timo Werner

Timo Werner returned to the Bundesliga
LEIPZIG, GERMANY – SEPTEMBER 10: Timo Werner of RB Leipzig looks on prior to the Bundesliga match between RB Leipzig and Borussia Dortmund at Red Bull Arena on September 10, 2022 in Leipzig, Germany. (Photo by Stuart Franklin/Getty Images)

After an unsuccessful stint in England, Werner will be looking to transfer his form for Leipzig onto the international stage. 

The former Chelsea forward already has two Nations League goals but will be hopeful of a third at the expense of some former teammates.

Ilkay Gundogan

Ilkay Gundogan in action
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND – AUGUST 27: Ilkay Gundogan of Manchester City runs with the ball during the Premier League match between Manchester City and Crystal Palace at Etihad Stadium on August 27, 2022 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)

The German maestro has been a general in midfield for reigning Premier League champions Manchester City. 

Gundogan’s ability to pass, defend and shoot in the middle of the park could make it a long day for England’s midfield and defence.

The Manchester City star already has two Premier League goals this season from midfield and a Nations League goal.

His consistency makes him one of Germany’s biggest threats.

Jamal Musiala

Jamal Musiala in action for Germany
LEIPZIG, GERMANY – SEPTEMBER 23: Jamal Musiala of Germany looks dejected during the UEFA Nations League League A Group 3 match between Germany and Hungary at Red Bull Arena on September 23, 2022 in Leipzig, Germany. (Photo by Stuart Franklin/Getty Images)

Germany’s wonderboy has propelled into one of the most exciting talents in world football. 

Musiala is one of the most in-form players in the Bundesliga, scoring four goals in six appearances this season.

He’s already picked up 16 caps for Germany since making his debut last year, showing how highly-rated the 19-year-old is within the national team setup.

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