Inter wingback Robin Gosens feels deeply disappointed to be missing out on the World Cup with Germany, and wants to re-establish his reputation with strong performances for the Nerazzurri.
Speaking to German news outlet Rheinische Post, as reported by FCInterNews, the 28-year-old made no secret of his feelings at not being called up for the German national team, and expressed determination to make his mark in an Inter shirt.
Gosens was a surprise exclusion from the German squad for the World Cup to many.
The German had been a key player for Die Mannschaft at the Euros last summer, and will have been hoping that he could still make the squad despite not starting regularly for the Nerazzurri.
However, Gosens was left out by coach Hansi Flick, who identified the 28-year-old’s lack of substantial playing time in 2022 as the main reason not to call him up.
“Of course I understand the motivation of Hansi Flick, but obviously I was hoping to participate in the tournament,” Gosens said.
“The dream of a lifetime was close, but it’s shattered and it hurts,” he continued.
“I know the guys and am friends with many of them,” Gosens noted of the German national team squad, “obviously I’m keeping my fingers crossed rooting for them.”
Of his goal to get his career back on track, Gosens said that “Of course I want to play in the Bundesliga sooner or later, but my goal is to establish myself at Inter.”
“I still feel like I haven’t really arrived.”
“In day-to-day training training I see that I have the level needed to break through at a top club like Inter,” he added.