Borussia Mönchengladbach midfielder and alleged Bayern Munich transfer target Florian Neuhaus has gotten a taste of international action at the senior level and wants to build on the strong impression that he made last fall.
“I want to show my best. I managed to do that well last year and I want to keep doing so. I’ve played three international games now and will be really happy to play one or two more. It’s a special feeling to score for Germany. I see myself as a central midfielder who can open up play, get in the box and be a goal threat. I think that’s what the boss wants to see from me,” said Neuhaus (as captured by the DFB), who has one goal in three appearances for Germany’s senior team.
Given how deep Germany’s midfield is, Neuhaus knows that playing time will be at a premium, but the 24-year-old is eager to lineup alongside the likes of Joshua Kimmich, Leon Goretzka, İlkay Gündoğan, or whoever Joachim Low decides will get the majority of the playing time over the course of this international break.
Neuhaus’ path to playing time certainly improved a bit when Real Madrid midfielder Toni Kroos was forced to leave camp and return to Spain due to a lingering adductor injury.
“Germany is a top footballing nation. We can count ourselves lucky to have so many good players,” said Neuhaus. “The new arrivals are full of excitement; it’s obviously an extraordinary thing to be here at the age of just 17 or 18. Everyone wants to bring their A-game and show their qualities. Competition is important to keep everyone motivated at all times.”