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Brandt on Germany's number 10 shirt: 'I have broad shoulders'

By Rune Gjerulff

Julian Brandt is confident he has what it takes to wear the number 10 shirt for Germany.

Julian Brandt (left) and Martin Hinteregger (right).
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.

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