Mitchell Weiser (Werder Bremen) confirms his wish to play for Algeria

Mitchell Weiser (Werder Bremen) confirms his wish to play for Algeria

Werder Bremen defender Mitchell Weiser (28) confirmed on Thursday that he would like to play for Algeria, as Kicker revealed on Wednesday. Eligible for the Algerian selection, due to his maternal origins, the native of Troisdorf took part in 40 matches with German youth teams and won the title of European champion with the under-21s in 2017, but did not never been summoned with the A’s.” I’ve always had this option in mind. It’s an important goal for me to play in a big tournament and with Algeria I think I have a better chance of achieving it.” Weiser said at a news conference Thursday.

An impressive start to the season

Passed by Bayern Munich and Bayer Leverkusen, he is the son of former player Patrick Weiser, who played at Stade Rennais from 1997 to 1999. Mitchell Weiser had an impressive start to the season, delivering 7 assists during his 14 first matches in the Bundesliga before the World Cup in Qatar. But that wasn’t enough for Germany coach Hansi Flick to summon him.

The Algerian FA have already contacted the 28-year-old right-back but joining Les Fennecs depends on manager Djamel Belmadi’s plans and how quickly the procedures for obtaining citizenship can be formalised. “We are treating the matter confidentially and will not discuss it. We’ll leave it to coach Djamel Belmadi to reveal the new squad.”Saleh Bey Abboud, the FAF’s communications officer, told reporters.

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