The 29-year-old still insisted that he should be fit again in time for his team’s next fixture on Tuesday. Germany’s beloved “Lücke” also revealed that he had an interesting nickname for teammate Mitchell Weiser.
Declaring himself “happy” to be persistently asked about his prospects of making Flick’s World Cup squad, expected to be announced on Thursday, Füllkrug did speak of “the inability to communicate about it much.” Many of the clubs have already been informed of the selections and, as is customary, players are sworn to secrecy.
“We don’t need to talk about me so much when it comes to the first goal,” the league’s second-leading goalscorer behind Christopher Nkunku noted, “After the goal, I just whispered ‘Ronaldinho’ in Mitch’s ear. The way he did that..strong. He played an outstanding game again, he’s just hard for then opponent to catch.”
Weiser himself, famously a Leverkusen castaway thriving in his new home over the past two seasons, confirmed that his teammates have in fact nicknamed him after the famous Brazilian superstar.
On the topic of matters on which nothing more could be said, Füllkrug wrapped up his interview by emphasizing that further questions about the World Cup squad would simply have to be deferred.”
“We all have to just wait five days,” Füllkrug summed up.