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National Team: Koch: "Love will take the right people with him"

National Team: Koch: “Love will take the right people with him”

Robin Koch (24) English Legion hopes to run for the European Football Championship in June despite a three-month injury.

With the national coach Joachim Love It was exchanged before the last international football matches at the end of March. “They came too early for me. So it was more important to prepare at Leeds United and get competitive training. Everything was discussed with the national coach. Basically, the feedback from the coaching team for the national team is positive,” the 24-year-old said in a ‘kicker’ interview .

His knee is completely flexible again and he feels completely ready. “I’ve been able to recharge my battery in the past few weeks,” said the former Freiburg Bundesliga player, who was under contract with Leeds United in the Premier League until 2024. The versatile defensive player will not be afraid of the prospect of Mats Hummels’ return. “It’s about the team’s success, so it should always play the best. There are always competitors, and that’s a good thing. Jogi Löw will take the right people with him. It’s important that we play a successful European championship,” Koch said.

He is not considering a potential EM-aus. “I’m just focused on being 100 percent and doing my own thing. Where would my ambition be if I wasn’t too disappointed! But the world isn’t going to collapse for me either,” said Koch, who wants to make a big decision. The contribution EM wants to participate in: “Different qualities, different types are required in such a long tournament. Thanks to my strengths, I can and will also contribute my role to success.”

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