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Green using Bayern Munich mentality to reignite career at Stuttgart


It’s been a rough couple of years for Julian Green in Germany.

However, the 2016-17 season delivered a new sense of hope after Carlo Ancelotti named the U.S. international to the Bayern Munich first team. In the end, Green was sold to recently relegated Stuttgart in the 2. Bundesliga after earning just two appearances with Bayern.

Green’s first two matches with Stuttgart have gone a lot more swimmingly compared to his Bayern appearances. The 21-year-old scored his first goal for the club on Monday against Fortuna Dusseldorf and is confident he can be a key contributor.

“I can help the team as I’ve been through a lot despite my young age,” Green told Kicker, via ESPN. “I’ve played for Bayern Munich, training under Pep Guardiola and Carlo Ancelotti. I’ve also endured a relegation battle at Hamburg and played in the 2014 World Cup.

“I am totally committed. I want to put on good performances, score goals and play my part towards achieving our targets.”

Green’s goal in the 2-0 victory over Fortuna lifted Stuttgart to the top of the 2. Bundesliga table. Die Roten currently leads Hannover and Eintracht Braunschweig by three points and the ex-Bayern forward understands what it takes when his team is leading.

“I know how it is to have to win every game, having learnt that at Bayern from the age of 14,” said Green. “I’ve grown up with this attitude. I always give my best at every training session and during every game. I always want to win.”

Stuttgart’s next match is against Andrew Wooten and Sandhausen on Sunday.


  1. I just can’t avoid talking about the sentence, “It’s been a rough couple of years for Julian Green in Germany”. Rough? Getting paid more than 99% of people his age to be on one of the best soccer teams in the world? Rough is having your father die and having to quit school and go to work to support your mom and siblings. Rough is working 50 hours a week at hard physical labor for minimum wage to try and put some food on the table for a young family. Rough is a whole lot of things, but it is not what Julian Green went through. I’ve been a sports fan all my life, but we need to remember it’s not real life and those who play in top leagues live a pretty privileged life compared to most of the rest of us. Next time try using words like “It’s been a challenge for Julian Green to try and break through into the starting line up at one of the best teams in the world.” Then you could add, His failure to do so while still at a young age has inspired him to redouble his efforts at a new club. And so on.

  2. An article today says Green and Chandler will be at March camp and Johnson is not looked at left back so it’s between GG, DMB and JV. Also says Arriola will be looked at in next few few weeks to see if he will be called in. Article is on empire of soccer


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