German journalist Heiko Niedderer feels that the fact that Inter wingback Robin Gosens has not been selected as part of the German national team’s squad for the upcoming World Cup is testament to the depth that Germany have at leftback.

Speaking to Italian news outlet TuttoMercatoWeb, Niedderer noted that the 28-year-old has missed out because of the fact that he’s not having an easy time at club level this season, but had in fact proven himself a strong option as recently as the last Euros.

Gosens being left out of the German national team’s squad for the upcoming World Cup did not come entirely as a surprise.

The fact that the 28-year-old is still dealing with knock-on effects from injuries and has not been able to start often for the Nerazzurri was ultimately the decisive factor in Mannschaft coach Hansi Flick’s decision not to call up the former Atalanta wingback.

However, Gosens’s omission would have certainly come as a surprise only a few months ago, given that he had seemed to establish himself as a key man for Die Mannschaft on the left flank.

“It’s been a difficult season for him,” Niedderer said of the Nerazzurri wingback, “but when you look at how he had a great Euros just last year, it shows that we have a lot of depth to choose from in a position that had been a problem in the past.”

“Raum is now a prime candidate in the role and plays there very well, whilst if necessary Ginter who is primarily a centre-back can also fill in.”