Urgent Appeal to Goretzka to Lewandowski
Leon Goretzka begins preparations for the Nations League with the national team. Robert Lewandowski’s staff leads the Bayern Munich players. Goretzka now takes a clear stand in poker for the star striker.
DrThe work week began with an unusual warm-up program. Leon Goretzka participated in a race by adidas employees in Herzogenaurach on Tuesday morning with his colleagues from the German national football team, the aim of the campaign was to draw attention to the pollution of the oceans.
Running, small talk, selfies – then Goretzka stopped with his teammates for the first training session. The selection of national coach Hansi Flick, this week, prepares for the Nations League matches at the headquarters of the German Football Association (DFB) sponsor, and on Saturday (8.45 pm, RTL) the team will play against Italy in Bologna. This is followed by a match against England and Hungary. “These are absolute prestige duels,” Goretzka said.
Games serve as positioning. Flick nominated 26 players for this international trip. Looking at the Winter World Cup in Qatar in about six months, a lot can already be seen since his eleven start against Italy. Flick wants to use the days in Franconia to have a lot of conversations and decisively boost the team’s development.
Recently he discussed with individual parts of the team in video conferences, and now the national coach finally has all the players around him again. With the exception of star striker Marco Reus from Borussia Dortmund, who was not there due to signs of injury and may arrive in the coming days.
The national players live in shared apartments
Players in Herzogenaurach live in a kind of communal society, where four share the same house. Flick wants to strengthen the team spirit. Training sessions are held in the morning. In between training sessions, Goretzka and his colleagues from Bayern Munich in particular follow the news on the Robert Lewandowski case.
Goretzka appealed to both sides in the increasingly violent feud between the record champion and the top scorer who had been pressing for change. “I think it was an incredible success story for both Bayern and Lloyd,” said the 27-year-old midfielder. “And to express my respect for this story, I would be glad if both sides let go of some emotion and try to find a good solution for all involved.”
World footballer Lewandowski on Monday increased the pressure for his move from the Polish national team, a year before his contract with Bayern Munich expires on June 30, 2023. “Today, one thing is certain: my history with Bayern is over. After all that has happened in The past few months, I can’t imagine continuing the good cooperation.” According to Polish media, Lewandowski used it to detonate a bomb.
In Lewandowski’s view, teleportation is “the best solution for both sides”. Bayern Munich management insists on implementing the contract. Lewandowski appears to be drawn to FC Barcelona. The Catalans will have to pay a fee for him this summer. That should be at least €40m for Bayern to consider a change.
Unlike Lewandowski, Goretzka has clearly committed to Bayern Munich. He extended his contract last year until 2026, under club boss Julian Nagelsmann and under Flick he should play a central role in the coming months. The scientist asked Goretzka: Where is the national team? He replied, “Based on the past few years, you can’t say we’re among the best in the world.” “But we want to go back there.” The matches in the Nations League are a good indicator.
Despite all the appreciation, Flick does not guarantee the use of Goretzka. In midfield, young star Djamel Musiala is putting pressure on his teammates Goretzka and Joshua Kimmich, both of whom have had a difficult second half of the season.
Goritska has been injured for a long time, now he feels good again and has complete confidence in his body. “Our whole squad is so good that it would be fatal for a coach to give a guarantee to a key player,” Goretzka said. “I won’t put handcuffs on myself either.”
The training at Herzogenaurach is intensive. “That’s what Hansi wants to see,” Goretzka says. “To push ourselves. This competitive mode in training is what makes us better.” He spoke of “The Ultimate Power of Football” under Flick’s leadership, which “was very enjoyable for us on the pitch as well as for the spectators.” He wants to share this joy with his teammates in the match against European champions Italy.