Bayern Munich's Christian Früchtl made his debut for the U19 German national team on Monday when DFB-Elf played their U19 European Championship qualification preparatory match against Slovakia.
Früchtl is a reserve goalkeeper for Bayern and the match against Slovakia was his 15th international match for Germany, but his first for the U19 team. Germany’s legacy of iconic goalkeepers includes Oliver Kahn, Jens Lehmann and Manuel Neuer and Früchtl is hoping to prove that he is capable of following his predecessors and being the perfect heir that the national team is in need of.
If he keeps up his good performances, there's a huge possibility of getting selected for the European Championship which will be held in Armenia from July 7th to July 20th next year. The 18-year old was not included in the U17 squad for the World Cup held in India. Hence, if he could find a position for himself in the squad for the European competition, it would be a great opportunity for him to get better exposure on an international level.