3. Benito Raman
As it stands, Schalke’s attack is the biggest question mark, as it has been all season. We know what Suat Serdar brings, and we know what Amine Harit can bring, but up top, we need someone capable of putting the finishing touches on attacks.
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Unfortunately, that role has been in flux for years now. The best chance at a solution we have in the immediate future is Benito Raman, who was a huge breakthrough with the club earlier in the year, but fell on hard times along with the rest of his teammates.
Still, Raman’s speed, ability to get through the defense, and potency on the counter is invaluable. He is going to have his chances to run at the Dortmund defense in this one, the question is whether or not he will take those chances and capitalize on them.
If Raman can get back to his breakout form, we can count on him for at least a goal. And whenever that goal comes, either in establishing a lead or fighting back against a Dortmund lead, it will obviously be rather crucial. The key is just getting him there.
No. 2 is next.