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Florian Wirtz: “I dream big”

à 21 years old, Florian Wirtz is the new star of the German selection. Portrait of a player with early talent.

À 21 years old, Florian Wirtz participates à his first major international competition with the German selection. Central player for Bayer Leverkusen, who has just had a historic season by achieving the double. championship cup by going undefeated in Germany, ending their championship run. the domination of Bayern Munich. Call for the first time in the selection in 2021, he however did not take part in the match. The World Cup in Qatar in 2022 due to a ruptured cruciate ligament that kept him out of action. land for many months.

But it's truly this 2023/2024 season that the versatile attacking midfielder, he can also play on the field; wing, explodedé in the eyes of the world. Bundesliga Player of the Month à three times this season, he has beené Elected best player in the championship and positions himself as a central element of the selection for this Euro next year. home.

Player &agrav; maturity Early on, Florian Wirtz was expected to be the future of the German selection for many years. Trained à Cologne of its seven &agrav; When he turned seventeen, he immediately joined Bayer Leverkusen and signed his first professional contract. His signature also broke the record. the tacit agreement between the clubs of the Rhineland not to recruit young people in each other's training centers. But the talent of Florian Wirtz was too great for Leverkusen to pass up the opportunity, even if it meant losing the opportunity. shatter the non-aggression pact.

Despite; at his young age, Florian Wirtz thinks big, very big even. In an interview broadcast by Bayer Leverkusen in 2021, he already explained: : “When I was a child, my first jersey was Lionel Messi's. I dream big, I would like in 10 years young people to want to have mine as their first jersey. I want to win all the titles."

If Bayer Leverkusen's season has been successful, a resounding success, it's both the result of the work of Xabi Alonzo on the bench and the talent of Florian Wirtz at the heart of the game, who knew how to magnify the system put in place by the team. #39;Spanish coach. This talent so dazzling and this ability to à putting your teammates forward, that’s what all of Germany expects from its new nugget.

Teilor Stone

By Teilor Stone

Teilor Stone has been a reporter on the news desk since 2013. Before that she wrote about young adolescence and family dynamics for Styles and was the legal affairs correspondent for the Metro desk. Before joining Thesaxon , Teilor Stone worked as a staff writer at the Village Voice and a freelancer for Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, GQ and Mirabella. To get in touch, contact me through my teilor@nizhtimes.com 1-800-268-7116