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Bittencourt dreams of playing for Germany

By Rune Gjerulff   @runegjerulff

Leonardo Bittencourt hopes to catch the eye of Germany coach Joachim Löw with his performances for Hoffenheim.
Leonardo Bittencourt.
Leonardo Bittencourt.Photo: Hoffenheim
After playing for all Germany's youth national teams, Hoffenheim midfielder Leonardo Bittencourt has set his sights on making his senior international debut.

The 25-year-old is hopeful he could get called up by Germany coach Joachim Löw in the future and says he wants to follow in the footsteps of the likes of Sandro Wagner and Lars Stindl who both made their international debut in their late twenties.

"Hoffenheim can become the station that takes me to where I personally want to go," Bittencourt said in an interview with Kicker and went on:

"I would like to play for the senior national team. That's my goal after I've played for all Germany's youth national teams."

"I'm 25 years old, and many players like Sandro Wagner at 29 and Lars Stindl at 28 have managed to do so, so it's possible," the Hoffenheim midfielder said.

Bittencourt, who joined Hoffenheim from FC Köln last summer, has made 18 appearances this season with one goal and four assists to his name.

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