national team player Niklas Stark – how's that, Mr Stark?
Sounds good. But it is still not so far. Every footballer dreams of, to be allowed for his country to play. It was really something Special to be with the U 21 and U 19 European champion, but now for the national team to be nominated, of course, is a special honor and a big step for me. I am totally on it, for me, is the incentive to give more a week for a week on the Gas.
What did you tell the coach?
I'm in. (laughs)
How much you have been waiting eagerly for the nomination on Friday?
of Course, I had that in the back of the head. If I were to say something else, you would probably think: What's wrong with him? But I have not sat at home and pondered: Yes, no, or maybe. I also have no Pro-and-contra-list drawn up, whether I will be nominated. We must not forget that Hertha is a challenging game in front of the chest. I've focused this week.
But as Joachim Löw last week, Thomas Müller, Mats Hummels and Jerome Boateng from the national team adopted, didn't you ever think: O, there are now two places in Central defence?
It was hardly to be avoided. What do you mean, what did I get for messages?
surprised löw's decision?
I think that surprised everyone. Mats, Thomas and Jerome have played very long for the national team, they have incredibly achieved a lot and still play very good football. If you have seen the Mats in the first leg against Liverpool: That was very, very strong. But the coach has made a decision and applies it to accept. The national team is now beside the point.
We do not want to now nervous more ...
... I remember the ...
... but, if you look at your career – the U-19 European champion U-21 European championship, then the national team, in a way, is a logical consequence.
I have often said: of Course, the national team is a goal. But how to get into the national team? Not about Talk, but about power in the Bundesliga.
Pal Dardai, her coach, said at the weekend that they are now playing almost error-free, after you need to pay have in the past occasionally.
I didn't notice That at all. Of course it's nice if he says something like that. For young players it is normal that you will make mistakes. But old players make mistakes. Even Toni Kroos has probably already played twice with the same false passport. Only no one is talking about teaching money. Since there are simply errors. Mistakes are part of football. You learn from your mistakes. What is important is how to deal with them and how to clean up them back.
How do you deal with it?
The coach has said, I'm currently doing no mistakes (laughs). No, Fun. You must be from a errors not to affect, must the hide. So, as with my own goal against Mainz. As soon as the error is happening, it is, in a way, no matter – because you can't make him anyway to undo. You must learn just as a young player. Many are unusually motivated after a failure. You want to do it again, and do everything, and maybe even paths that are not so good, because they give the opponents space. You just have to stay calm.
Have you experienced this also?
Yes, of course. Since each of the younger players through. But I'm just a little bit of a lot of errors. Every mistake has brought me to where I am now. Just as any good action, any decisive action, every goal. This belongs to me. All is well.
we are Talking about the recognition you just received the nomination for the national team, the alleged interest of big clubs, only Bayern, now Dortmund. What is the power with them?
nothing. What happens at some point, I'll just come to me. In the Moment, Hertha and the game on Saturday is my focus.
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