"Go on the balls": Gosens is the new Podolski in the national team

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The German national team has a new popular figure. Robin Gosens (26) not only gives full throttle on the pitch when he whizzes up and down the left side. He’s also a guy who says what he thinks and doesn’t use the usual footballer phrases. On Friday (June 4th) the defender, who kicks for Atalanta Bergamo, caused a lot of amusement at the daily press round.

  • Robin Gosens ensures a good mood – also off the pitch
  • The defender from Italy is compared to Lukas Podolski by many
  • Gosens excited about the upcoming EM opportunity

When he was asked to describe the mood in the national team, Gosens said: “You have to go on the balls during training. When you play brawn, you get yelled at. But that’s okay, then you have to clean your mouth and move on. “

The native of Emmerich is really blossoming with a view to the European Championship tournament. “It will be the ultimate experience for me,” he says. “I’ve always had to do a little more in my career. And I swore to myself that if I got a chance, I would invest even more. The tournament is my reward. “

Robin Gosens: I would like Lukas Podolski’s left hoof

In an EXPRESS interview in October 2020, Gosens had already said: “I’m like Poldi – not like Jonas Hector”. Now he was asked again about this comparison. “So many people write to me on my social media channels that I look like Lukas Podolski. To be honest, I don’t necessarily see the similarity. “

At the international match against Denmark in Innsbruck, Robin Gosens initiated the German goal with a cross.

Instead of the similarity, the six-time national player would have preferred something different from Podolski: “I would like to have the left hoof from him. And his career is certainly gigantic too. If I can go a bit like Lukas, also in the national team, then I think I’ll look back on an extremely great career. Accordingly, the comparison makes me happy if it were footballing. Outwardly, I don’t necessarily see the point ”.

There is also an interesting parallel: Gosens wears the number 20 on his back at the European Championships. It was precisely with this number that Podolski’s national team career began before he switched to 10.

Robin Gosens: His father takes care of his career planning

The left-back, whose contract in Italy only runs until summer 2022, is also ticking differently when it comes to future planning. “I let my dad take care of things and said to him: Leave me alone, I don’t want to know anything about that. The moment is too big. I want to enjoy it to the fullest. “

In addition to his football career, Gosens is also studying psychology. “I have my reading with me and want to use my free time to advance my studies,” he said. “It’s important for me to find my balance. In addition, I try to get involved a bit when talking to players. “

Chancellor Merkel speaks to the team on Thursday

Next Thursday (June 10th), Chancellor Angela Merkel (66) wants to give players, coaches and supervisors of the DFB team their best wishes for the longest possible journey. At previous tournaments, Podolski liked to use the opportunity to get out a line. It is quite possible that Gosens will now take over the part.

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