Serge Gnabry has committed his future to the German national side after rejecting the opportunity to further himself on the international stage with Ivory Coast.
The 18-year-old winger, who has been tipped to make Joachim Loew’s World Cup squad, had been courted by the native country of his father, Jean-Hermann Gnabry, but told Die Welt that his decision had been made.
“Since I have played for the Germany youth teams, it is no question for me that I want to play for Germany by any means. I hope that I can make the leap into the first team.”
Elsewhere Lukas Podolski has told adidas that tonight’s game with Bayern Munich is ‘important’. Speaking in a video, which one suspects won’t go viral, the striker said, “This is an important match.”
Yep. Astounding insight.