Bundesliga News

Nico Schlotterbeck on being a German international: 'It's a bit surreal'

By Rune Gjerulff

Nico Schlotterbeck has opened up on how it feels to be a German international.

Nico Schlotterbeck (left).
Nico Schlotterbeck (left).Photo: GEPA Pictures/Sven Sonntag

SC Freiburg centre-back Nico Schlotterbeck says being part of the German national team set up is 'quite a dream' and 'a bit surreal'.


Schlotterbeck was handed his first call-up for Germany's September fixtures and earned a recall to Hansi Flick's squad for the upcoming World Cup qualifiers against Romania and North Macedonia.

The 21-year-old is yet to make his first appearance for the senior national team, but that could change this month.

"It's quite a dream to be here. It's something you dream about as a little kid. It's a bit surreal. But I earned my place here through my performances. I'm happy," said Schlotterbeck at a press conference today and added:

"I'm feeling very, very good. The guys have given me a warm welcome. You get along among footballers. I feel right at home. The guys have real quality.

"The coach talked to me at the first training about what he expects from me and where I can improve. The players here have a lot of experience. I can learn a lot from them."


More about Nico Schlotterbeck

More about Freiburg

Bundesliga News

Fantasy Football

Tactics Talk

Editor's picks

Profiles

Turn back time