FSoccer national player Leon Goretzka has made an appeal to both sides in the increasingly violent dispute between FC Bayern Munich and goal scorer Robert Lewandowski, who is pushing for a change.
“I think that overall it was an incredible success story for both FC Bayern and Lewy. And just to pay tribute to this story, I would be happy if both sides took out a bit of emotionality and tried to find a good solution for everyone involved,” said the 27-year-old Bayern professional on Tuesday at the German national team’s headquarters in Herzogenaurach .
The day before, world footballer Lewandowski had increased the pressure on the Polish national team for a transfer a year before his contract with the German record champions expired. “For today, one thing is certain: my history with Bayern is over. After everything that has happened in the last few months, I can’t imagine continued good cooperation,” said the 33-year-old. In his view, an immediate transfer is “the best solution for both sides”.
Kehrer praises team spirit
Meanwhile, Thilo Kehrer praised the team spirit in the German national soccer team. “I have the feeling that we are a real team. We have the right mix of experience and young players who bring a lot of dynamism,” said the defender for French champions Paris St. Germain on Tuesday.
The team of national coach Hansi Flick is preparing in Herzogenaurach for the Nations League duels (each at 8.45 p.m. in the FAZ live ticker for the national team and on RTL) with European champions Italy (4th and 14th June), the EM runners-up England ( June 7) and Hungary (June 11). “These are absolute prestige duels,” said Leon Goretzka and added with a view to the World Cup in Qatar (November 21 to December 18): “That’s a good indicator against teams that are among the best in the world. We want to go back there. We are on the right track there.”
For Goretzka, Flick’s game philosophy is an important key to success. “At Bayern you could clearly see what Hansi’s idea is and how we want to play. We want to do that here too. It’s absolute power and speed football, which we and the spectators have a lot of fun with,” said the Munich player.
Under Flick, the DFB selection has won eight wins (one draw) in nine games. The series of successes should also be continued in the Nations League. “We have a lot of quality and great potential. We want to take important steps,” said Kehrer.