Thursday, June 9, 2011

INFTH Top 100: 82 and 81

82. Marko Marin- A German international, Marin furthered his burgeoning reputation despite playing for a very poor Werder Bremen side.

Though not the greatest goalscorer in the world, Marin is a truly excellent creator; his nine assists in the Bundesliga are testament to that. A flashy winger, Marin is the sort of player that full backs dread playing, he is full of tricks and on his day can get past anyone.

With that splash of blonde hair, Marin is always one of the most noticeable players on the pitch, and he is fast becoming one of the Bundesliga's most recognizable stars. His Champions League performances were just as impressive as his domestic ones, though once again, he was let down by sub par teammates.

Linked to United in the past, Marin could walk into a host of top European clubs, and with Werder out of Europe for next season, I imagine that Marin will move on. Personally, I see a move to England as the best option for him, he would fit into Arsenal's style of play particularly well.

81. Srjdan Lakic- For a long period last season, I felt like every time I checked the Kaiserslauten score, Lakic had found the back of the net. To give you more quantifiable evidence, Lakic scored sixteen times in thirty Bundesliga appearance, and remember, Kaiserslauten are by no means giants.

It was clear from early on in the season that Lakic was going to be a danger. A goal scoring, man of the match performance early on sent Bayern to their first loss of the season, and that pattern continued all year; both for Bayern and for Lakic.

Astoundingly, Lakic is still yet to play internationally for Croatia, he was called into a squad last year but failed to win a cap, I imagine that that will change swiftly. Croatia have a couple excellent forward players in Klasnic and Eduardo, Lakic would complement them greatly.

When the Bundesliga kicks off again next August, Srjdan Lakic will no longer don the colors of FC Kaiserslauten, he as already sealed a deal with 2009 champions Wolfsburg. Despite struggling last season, Woflsburg still retain some aspects of that title winning team and in Diego they have quite a bit of star power. Certainly, Lakic has the potential to catapult the Wolves back into the upper echelons of Bundesliga football.

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