Frankfurt/Main (dpa) - Germany coach Joachim Löw has recognized the international importance of the social commitment of midfielder Leon Goretzka.
"We represent Germany in all over the world. Since we need to embody with our specific values. The power of Leon," said Löw, the "Kicker". The 25-year-old professional of the German football record champion Bayern Munich was a "critical, overall, very attentive Zeitgeist that tracks exactly what is happening around him," said Löw.
In the high phase of the Corona-crisis had caused Goretzka along with his team-mates Joshua Kimmich, the auxiliary action "We kick Corona" to life, with the help of over five million euros were collected. Goretzka and Kimmich had donated together with a starting amount of one Million euros. Many of the Sports beyond football followed. Also in the case of the recent protests against racism Goretzka showed clear attitude.
"For his youth, he is a very interesting conversation partner. You notice that he looks beyond the horizon. It is interesting to have a conversation with him. In addition, he has a very big sense of justice," said Löw. Goretzka know, "that he has a privileged Position. He wants to give something back, he is aware of his exemplary function as a national player is aware of and committed to things that are important in life and sense for the others to arise. He's the responsible one" said Löw.
Löw-looking statementsUpdated Date: 10 June 2020, 18:33