Jerome Boateng is confident that he’ll be fit on time to be a part of Germany’s World Cup. The center back has yet to complete a training session with the rest of the squad since hes been at the team’s camp in South Tyrol, Italy, but he still feels that he’ll be on Joachim Low’s final roster for the plane to Russia. Low has to submit his final roster by Monday at 12pm CEST, and will be forced to make 4 cuts to the provisional roster - Boateng is certain he’ll make the cut.
Speaking to BILD am Sonntag over the weekend (via Bundesliga.com) Boateng gave an update on his fitness level, maintaining his confidence of
Right now, I can promise that I’ll be ready for the World Cup in Russia. I’m at 90%, I started sprints and ball training and things are looking good,. I expect to be in team training next week. I’m well on schedule, but I don’t want to take any risks. Injuries happen in football, and I suffered one at a bad time.
It’s been just over a month since he sustained his hamstring injury vs. Real Madrid in leg 1 of the Champions League semi-final, but his individual preparations to be fit on time for the tournament this summer have gone nothing but smoothly. If he is, in fact, in Low’s final squad, he’ll join in full-team training and will also have one last opportunity for match minutes as Die Mannschaft have their last preparatory friendly against Saudi Arabia on June 8th at the BayArena in Leverkusen.
He doesn’t look to be missing a beat: