Julian Brandt is confident he has what it takes to wear the number 10 shirt for Germany.
|Julian Brandt (left) and Martin Hinteregger (right).||Photo: Granada, CC-by-SA 4.0|
Following Mesut Özil's decision to retire from the German national team, Bayer Leverkusen star Julian Brandt has taken over Özil's old shirt number - the number 10.
At a press conference today, Brandt talked about his new number, saying he believes that it's a number that suits him.
"The number 10 has great importance in football, and also in the national team. I will try to grow with the task and give my best," Brandt said and added:
"I had very little to say about it. I was asked and accepted it. It's a very honorable task, but I have broad shoulders, and I think it suits me."
Brandt also wears the number 10 shirt for Bayer Leverkusen.