Lahm Backs Rafinha For Germany

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The right-back problem Germany can’t seem to solve, can be taken care of by calling up Rafinha, according to veteran right-back Philipp Lahm.

Joachim Low has been trying to find the right candidate to fill the right back spot, following Lahm’s retirement last year, but it is proving difficult.

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And Rafinha recently rejected a call up from Dunga to play for Brazil, applying for German citizenship, making him an option for Low. With Lahm thinking Rafinha deserves a chance.

“I don’t know whether Low has been unable to find the ideal right-back. It’s only normal that he has tested a number of options,” Lahm told TZ.

“Rafinha? You are always an option for the national team when you are a regular at Bayern and have proven your worth at the highest level.

“He got called up for the Brazilian national team the other day for a reason … He has proven his worth over a number of years.

“What he has done at Bayern over the past few years has been amazing. He is very valuable to the team on the pitch and is a great guy on top of that.

“Why should he not be an option? There is still plenty of time until the Euros. The coach will find the right solution.”

The 30-year-old has represented Brazil twice at senior level, but only played for the Selecao in friendlies.



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