In recent years, despite their obvious success, it's fair to say that Germany have lacked a consistent out and out striker.
Players such as Mario Gotze, Andre Schurrle and Thomas Muller have been deployed in a false nine position by manager Joachim Low, while Wolfsburg captain Mario Gomez is the go to target man despite his limitations.
A a new striking sensation is due for Die Mannschaft. So right on cue, please welcome RB Leipzig's Timo Werner.
Werner fired 21 Bundesliga goals for Leipzig in the 2016/17 season, after his summer move from VfB Stuttgart and looks set to be one of the most exciting talents in the Bundesliga for years to come. The question is, could he really be the man to lead the line for Germany?
1. Youthful Exuberance
One thing that fans and others could be excused for forgetting is that Werner is still only 21 years old, despite his maturity on the pitch.
Werner is already in his fifth season in Germany's top flight, but his youthful eagerness and passion could be the drive up front that Joachim Low has been searching for the past few years.
2. International Goals
Werner couldn't hardly have started his international career any more convincingly.
The RB Leipzig star has been involved in eight goals in the last five national games. He has proven he belongs on the international stage, so it can't be too long before Low makes sure Werner is one of the first names guaranteed a place in his squad.
3. Man for the Occasion
One thing that separates a good player from a great player is the ability to score in big moments and big games.
Goals from Werner against Borussia Monchengladbach, Schalke 04, 1899 Hoffenheim and eventual champions Bayern Munich earned vital points for RB Leipzig as they shocked Europe with a second place finish in their debut Bundesliga season.
4. Terrifying Pace
Werner is more than well-known for his blistering pace on and off the ball. In Leipzig's second game of the season, a 2-0 win away to Hamburg, Werner grabbed the second goal where he ran 71 metres in less than 15 seconds whilst fighting off defenders.
This goal was just the latest example Werner used his terrifying pace on the ball before showing his calm head in front of goal and all of these qualities are yet to come for the national side.
5. Versatile Finisher
Werner is also displaying his abilities as a real all round striker. Throughout last season Werner scored from inside and outside the box, from corner, with his left and right foot and also a number of headers.
His versatility separates him from the rest of the German attackers vying for the starting striker spot. Werner really does have the full package.
Werner undoubtedly has a huge future ahead of him for club and country