Former Bochum star Armel Bella-Kotchap has really impressed Hansi Flick at Southampton and surprisingly earned a call up to the national team.
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Southampton coach Ralph Hasenhüttl stated to 'kicker' that, "He has shown the most constant performances of all my players so far. - (I'm) surprised how quickly he got used to the league."
At the national team's hotel in Frankfurt, Bella-Kotchap told reporters he had no clue who was calling when Flick broke the news: "I didn't know the number. I was very surprised, but also very happy."
After only 28 games of first division football played in his career, Bella-Kotchap is now likely to receive a chance to play in the World Cup.