In recent hours, the reference media Kicker announced contacts between the former German international Espoirs Mitchell Weiser and the selection of Algeria.
This Wednesday, the right side of Werder Bremen took the floor to… confirm this information! “I don’t have the passport yet, but I’m working on it. Of course, that’s an option. It would be an adventure for me. I want it“, slipped the native of Troisdorf, in an interview with the media Spox And goal.
The former element of Bayern Munich, on the other hand, refuses to get excited about a possible first call-up with the Fennecs at the end of the month for the double confrontation against Niger on March 23 and 27 on the occasion of the 3e and 4e playoff days AFCON 2023. “We’ll see if everything is settled by then (administratively, editor’s note)“So continued Weiser, specifying that he has not yet had direct contact with the Algerian Football Federation (FAF), “but my advisor yes. Everything goes through him“.
“Something African in me»
The 28-year-old then came clean about his relationship with Algeria, his mother’s country of origin and where his grandfather travels frequently. “Unfortunately, I was never able to do that. In fact, we always wanted to go there as a family, but we never did. I don’t really have a link. But everyone who knows me says that, by my appearance, I have more foreign than German roots.Weiser said.
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“When I played in the German youth teams, I noticed that the German mentality did not suit me. My character doesn’t seem very German. I have something African in me and I appreciate it“, he continued. Sportingly, his right piston profile (8 assists this season in the Bundesliga) has something to appeal to Algerian fans in a position where the solutions are not legion due to the recurring injuries of Youcef Atal.