Draxler could well become on the stars of English football…
Schalke’s young German prodigy Julian Draxler has admitted that he would like to play in the Premier League one day, especially for Chelsea, Arsenal or Manchester United, reports the Express.
“You don’t have to be playing for the very top club’s in Europe to draw attention to yourself, but if you want to achieve the great goals that the world-class players have, then one of them is playing at the biggest clubs in the world.
“The big two in Spain, Real and Barcelona, Bayern and a few others from England, namely Arsenal, Manchester United and Chelsea,” said the potentially world-class attacking midfielder.
Here’s a run down on the German wonderkid…
Draxler, like most right-footed attacking midfielders nowadays, prefers to start from an advanced position on the left. He’s mobile however, and drifts in between the lines and rarely stays out on his wing. He prefers to cut inside and link up with other attackers than take his fullback down the line, although with his expert dribbling skills, he more than has enough ability to do so. This season in the Bundesliga, Draxler averages three successful dribbles per match, which is impressive for any attacker.
Draxler has fantastic technical ability on the ball, and always wants to be in possession. He can dribble, but also has a wonderful array of passing. This season, he’s completed 12 of 13 long ball attempts. Draxler only averages 30 passes per match though, and prefers to pick the ball up and directly try and create something; rather than merely recycling possession. The 20-year-old will often try difficult, intricate passes, and is unafraid of taking chances. This makes him extremely exciting to watch, as he has the ability to create something out of nothing.
What’s more, Draxler is extremely quick, and has a fearsome long shot.
At the moment, Draxler’s assist, key pass and goal statistics are very solid, if not spectacular. Last term he bagged 13 goals in all competitions during his best season for Schalke, and registered four assists in the league. This year, Draxler has bagged two in the Champions League, although he is yet to open his account in the Bundesliga. He has made eight key passes in all competitions, and assisted two goals.
It’s clear that at 20-years-old, Draxler has already showed enough to suggest he is going to become a world-class player under proper guidance.
Here’s some of the wonderkid’s highlights from last season: