Waldschmidt happy to be home

09 September 2021 01:12:57 GMTPlus11
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Wolfsburg's new signing Luca Waldschmidt has spoken of his excitement at being back in the Bundesliga.

His new side are 9/2 to secure a top-four finish in the German top tier this season, with the team also priced up at 50/1 to win the Bundesliga without Bayern Munich.

I want to show what I can do and get back on the international team's radar.

Luca Waldschmidt

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Waldschmidt spent last season at Benfica, scoring 12 goals in 41 games for the Portuguese side in all competitions.

The striker has previously had spells at Hamburg and Freiburg since coming through the junior ranks at Eintracht Frankfurt.

Waldschmidt has also turned out seven times for the German national team, scoring twice, having made his debut against Argentina in October 2019, although he has not featured for Die Mannschaft since 2020.

Wolfsburg start well

Wolfsburg currently sit atop the Bundesliga after three games, having beaten Vfl Bochum, Hertha Berlin and RB Leipzig and conceded just one goal in the process.

And Waldschmidt outlined his plans to lead his new side to success in the Bundesliga this season and how that fits into his aim of getting back into the German national team's plans.

He told the official Bundesliga website: "I can identify with the goals the club has because I'm ambitious and I want to fight to get one of the European places in the Bundesliga this year too.

"I want to show what I can do and get back on the international team's radar. I'm in the right place to do that."

Europe the key target

He added: "I want to help Wolfsburg qualify for Europe again and to stay in Europe as long as we can this season.

"I want to deliver good performances in every game. I'm not here to just see what happens. I want to play a lot of games from the start and to help the team by getting goals and assists."

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