Speaking in an interview with Kicker, new Germany star Chris Führich (25) discussed earning his first cap for Die Mannschaft, and his journey to being nominated in Julian Nagelsmann’s first squad.
“There were certainly one or two situations in my career in which I couldn’t understand why I didn’t get the chance that I had earned at the time, but I’m not a fan of looking too far back,” said Führich. “I’m grateful to be where I am now. I’ve learned a lot from the past few years and taken a lot with me.
“When you reach a goal, you’re happy – no matter whether it was sooner or later.”
In seven Bundesliga games for Stuttgart this season, Führich has scored two and created five, which has helped VfB to second in the league table, on point behind leaders Bayer Leverkusen.
Führich’s performances this season has earned praise from Bayern Munich’s Thomas Müller, who said: “I was surprised that a player like him hasn’t made it into the limelight more quickly. Why a player with so much wit and agility, with good shooting technique, only became a regular at Stuttgart in his mid-20s.”
Führich replaced Jamal Musiala in the 81st minute against the USA on Saturday, and had eight touches of the ball. As Nagelsmann searches for his best squad ahead of Euro 2024, which is hosted by Germany, Führich surely has to be in the mix if he keeps his current performances up.
Germany’s second international friendly is against Mexico at the Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia in the early hours of Wednesday morning, which came with criticism given that Borussia Dortmund host Werder Bremen in the Bundesliga on Friday night.
GGFN | Daniel Pinder