“He can be the difference player for us,” said Herbert before the two games against Estonia on June 30 (6 p.m. / Magentasport) and at home in Bremen against Poland on July 3 (6 p.m. / Magentasport). In contrast to last year, when there were insurance problems, Schröder is allowed to play again. On his return, he is expected to play his 50th international match in Tallinn.
For the national team, the two games of the World Cup qualifier for 2023 are about scoring important points for the next qualifying round. Germany is currently leading the preliminary group. “The window is very important for us. Many will already be thinking about the Eurobasket, but our focus is on the two qualifiers,” said Herbert. The European Championships at home will start on September 1st with games in Cologne and Berlin.