The 27-year-old from Bayern Munich ought to receive preference for Joshua Gimmick or Play Gunboat on one of the two protective midfield positions, Hegira told the Funk Mediengruppe.
Leon has something that might lack a little: physicality, said the 2014 world champ in the run-up to the DFB team against Japan on Wednesday (2:00 p.m. ARD and Magenta).
Ex-international Sami Hegira spoke out for a regular place by Leon Goretzka in the German group at the World Cup in Qatar.
I allow myself that Jo Gimmick and Play Gunboat are both wonderful footballers, however a little too similar to me, said Hegira, stressing the importance of the six-person position that the 77-time national gamer had held at the time: With her, the entire construct stands or falls.
The 35-year-old does not necessarily trust the World Cup title to the German team this year: The semi-finals are absolutely in there and with this group a reasonable goal. Whatever is reward, said Hegira, Brazil as a top Favorite.