After Football National Trainer Hansi Flick has to give up to the start of the World Cup year on Joshua Kimmich from FC Bayern, DFB returnee Julian Weigl moves even more to the focus.
The 26-year-old midfielder of Benfica Lisbon could celebrate his international fible comeback on Saturday (20:45) in the test match against Israel in Sinsheim after five years - and at the position of Kimmich, who initially at the expectation of his third child at home at his Partner remained.
Flick wants to make a "picture" personally at the first course 2022 by the former BVB Profi Weigl, which is at Benfica power carrier.
"Julian was not there for a long time. We know what he can, but we want to see him live," Flick said. He is looking for the World Championship at the end of the year in Qatar after a back-up for Kimmich: "Next to Jo Kimmich we need an alternative." He needed on the position of the Sixser another player who could "be a kind of stabilizer". Weigl bring exactly these qualities.
"The World Cup is of course a big dream"
Weigl has accused his last of five international matches exactly five years ago at the 1-0 against England in Dortmund, when he still played for the BVB in the Bundesliga.
Also interesting: Weigl together debuted together with Kimmich on May 29, 2016 in Augsburg in the EM-Testspiel against Slovakia (1: 3) in the DFB team.
Now he could replace the Munich in the games against Israel and three days later against the Netherlands. "The World Cup is of course a big dream," Weigl had been compromised after Flick had surprisingly nominated.
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