With the move to Mönchengladbach, Julian Weigl also wanted to recommend himself for the World Cup. Now he is hoping for a call from the national coach.
Midfielder Julian Weigl is hoping for a nomination for the World Cup in Qatar. He knows that he is not one of the seeded players, but he really hopes to be there, said the 27-year-old from Bundesliga club Borussia Mönchengladbach in an interview with “Kicker”.
“After all, when I went back to the Bundesliga, it was important to become more visible again in Germany, also in relation to the national team,” emphasized Weigl. And further: “A World Cup is something really, really big and I would like to be part of a successful World Cup story.”
National coach Hansi Flick wants to announce his squad for the final tournament from November 20th to December 18th after the upcoming Bundesliga matchday on Thursday. Weigl is part of the extended squad.
Loan from Lisbon
Weigl is under contract with Benfica Lisbon until 2024 and is loaned to Mönchengladbach for the current season. According to his own statement, he made a conscious decision to join the club. “I want to be part of the upheaval. I’m now at an age where I want to take even more responsibility with my experience,” said the midfielder, who has played six international matches for the German Football Association (DFB) so far. has denied.
If it were up to him, Weigl would like to stay longer in Mönchengladbach, because he aims to take on more responsibility and grow into a leadership role. “The desire for continuity is there, and I made a conscious decision to join Borussia in the summer. I see what the club is up to and want to be part of it. It was clear to me from the start: I would only change for one year to a club where I feel right at home and where I can imagine staying longer,” explained Weigl.
He is willing to make financial concessions for this. “I think I showed absolute commitment with the loan, that I really want to do Gladbach and that I don’t care about the last euro.”