"Kicker" Rankings - Dennis Geiger doing "surprisingly well"

The football magazine, “Kicker”, has released the second part of it’s German football rankings. This time, it has revealed the ratings for “Defensive midfield”, “Attacking midfield”, and “Wingers”. Three Hoffenheim players have made it onto the lists: Dennis Geiger, Nadiem Amiri, and Kerem Demirbay.

Get in there! After only half a year, TSG youngster Dennis Geiger is flying high in the Bundesliga, with 13 games and two goals already to his name. His strong performances have also been recognised by the “Kicker” editors. The 19-year-old finds himself in 10th place in the “Defensive midfield” category.

The editors’ thoughts on the “rookie”: “This talented player has filled the gap left by Sebastian Rudy surprisingly well. Dennis Geiger has proved to be an intelligent player, with good anticipation and a fine passing ability. Given that he is a relative rookie, his overall ranking is indisputable.

The "Flywheels" of Amiri and Demirbay

In the rankings of “attacking midfielders”, “Kicker” has included the “Flywheels of the Hoffenheim attack”, Nadiem Amiri and Kerem Demirbay. The former is in 14th, and the TSG number 10 is in 12th.  

On Kerem Demirbay, they wrote: “Compared to the previous six months, when he was ranked at number3, the Hoffenheim player has fallen a bit. But he remains strategically accomplished, and a set-piece specialist.” Teammate Amiri, on the other hand, “is less strategic, but more of an impact player, characterised in particular by his dynamism. Nowadays, he also plays a leading role for the Germany U21s.”

The lists for the remaining positions will be published by “Kicker” next week.  

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