Butt feels 10 years younger after call-up

German Football
By German Football May 9, 2010 07:13

Butt feels 10 years younger after call-up

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35-year-old goalkeeper Hans-Jörg Butt admitted that he felt ten years younger after his surprise call-up for Germany’s provisional World Cup squad.

The veteran last represented Germany in 2003, but has been in sparkling form this season for Bayern Munich who won the Bundesliga title and are still contesting both the German Cup final and the Champions League final.

With first-choice goalkeeper Rene Adler of Leverkusen out with a rib injury, Butt has been selected along with Schalke’s Manuel Neuer and Bremen’s Tim Wiese to contest the Number One shirt.

Having been Germany’s third-choice goalkeeper behind Oliver Kahn and Jens Lehmann at both Euro 2000 and the 2002 World Cup, Butt says he wants to enjoy the experience in South Africa.

“It is always a little bit special to be called up by the DFB (the German Football Federation) and I have already seen that in two previous tournaments,” he said.

“I am glad that I have made it, everyone wants to play at a World Cup. I will work hard in training.

“It is important in general to have a certain amount of experience in goal, but today I feel more like 25 than 35.”

German Football
By German Football May 9, 2010 07:13
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