Bayer Leverkusen’s second choice goalkeeper Rene Adler is still positive of getting a spot on the German team for Euro 2012 despite the lack of playing time.
The 27-year-old lost his spot in the starting eleven at Leverkusen to 20-year-old Bernd Leno, but he is still hopeful of making the Joachim Löw’s Germany squad due to his past experiences with the national team.
“I’m still in contact with coach Joachim Löw,” Adler told Bild. “He always gives me the impression that I can rejoin the national team when the time is right.
“I’ve already made 10 appearances, so I don’t have to prove to anyone that I am good enough for that level.”
Adler continued and said of his undesirable position as a backup keeper in Bayer Leverkusen: “Of course it’s not nice to lose your spot, but in such a situation, you have to be positive. Bernd has put in some great performances for the team.”
However, Adler is still seeking first team football and has had talks to move to Hamburg at the end oft the season.
“I have had a medical at Hamburg, but nothing is set in stone. All parties want clarity on the situation by mid-April, but until then, I don’t want to talk about it.
Leverkusen currently sit sixth in the Bundesliga, with Adler not having made an appearance so far this season.
Source: ESPN Star