By Rune Gjerulff@runegjerulff

Füllkrug opens up on substitute role: "Kai has my full support"

Niclas Füllkrug has spoken about his role as a backup for Kai Havertz in the Germany squad.


Germany coach Julian Nagelsmann recently reiterated that Kai Havertz will be his starting striker at Euro 2024 ahead of Niclas Füllkrug.

Speaking at a press conference on Monday, Füllkrug shared his thoughts on the substitute role.

“I'm ambitious, every player wants responsibility. But Kai [Havertz] has my full support, I don't begrudge him any of his goals, because they help us move forward. You have to identify with the role - and see it as motivation," Füllkrug told reporters.

“It is good to have different types of strikers. Kai is a completely different type of player, and we have strikers who can play at the top level until the end. 

“I scored a good amount of goals, Kai struggled a bit more at the start of the season, but has become one of the most important players at Arsenal. And we both have a healthy level of confidence at the moment. I don't think many teams look forward to playing against our attack.”

Füllkrug has scored 11 goals in 16 matches for Germany.

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