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5 reasons why the Bundesliga is not so competitive

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#4 Too much reliance on young players

Bayer Leverkusen's Leon Bailey is a top talent in the Bundesliga right now
Bayer Leverkusen's Leon Bailey is a top talent in the Bundesliga right now

If you see Bayern's squad, you will find a host of experienced players leading the line followed by youngsters who are learning under the aforementioned veterans' tutelage. If you look at the other top Bundesliga sides though, this is not the case.

A lot of responsibilities lie on the young shoulders of the 19-year-old Christian Pulisic when it comes to Borrusia Dortmund. Julian Weigl is their preferred holding midfielder while their attack now boasts of Maximilian Philipp and Michy Batshuayi. All these players, however talented they might be, are still in their learning curve.

Things are not different if you see elsewhere. Leon Goretzka is at the heart of Schalke's midfield, Julian Brandt and Leon Bailey are Leverkusen's most important players, Sebastien Haller is Frankfurt's talisman, whereas Timo Werner is Leipzig's target man.

All the aforementioned players are in their early 20s. While there is no doubting that these young starlets can change the game single-handedly on their day, these are footballers who are still coming of age and can hit rough patches every now and then. Relying on them to deliver trophies without having proper support from veterans is not the right way to go.

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