Liverpool midfielder Emre Can has stated that he is happy to make the step up to Germany’s senior side and to be be among ‘world cup winners.’
The 21-year-old has been called up to Germany’s national team ahead of their Euro 2014 qualification games against Poland and Scotland.
Can went onto state that the presence of his former Bayer Leverkusen teammates has allowed his to adapt faster to the team.
“I was very much welcomed here, everyone is friendly and helpful. I already know a lot of people from my time at Bayern and Leverkusen,” Can told dfb.de.
“Otherwise, everything is much bigger. It’s just on a different scale to what I was used to with the U21s. Everything is professional, there’s a lot more staff.
“There are fans at the hotel wanting autographs and photos. You really notice that you are in the presence of World Cup winners in many ways.”
Germany are second in Group D with 13 points in six games. The 2014 World Cup winners have won their last three group games.
The Liverpool midfielder featured in Germany u21’s European Championship campaign in the Czech Republic earlier this summer. Can scored a goal in his sides opening game and provided an assist in the second group game.
Can has spent this season in midfield after being played in defence and at right back by Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers last season.
The former Bayern Munich man came off at half time during the Red’s 3-0 defeat at the hands of West Ham United last weekend.