Doha: Germany’s Lebanon-born winger Amin Younes heaped praises on head coach Joachim Low for the confidence he showed in the young players at the Confederations Cup in Russia.
“He showed us that every player is important whether they’re a first choice or not at the Confederations Cup in Russia. He stressed the fact that though we were young, a lot of us had played in big games like Europa League and Champions League final,” Younes told FIFA.com. “He took the best youngsters, but we developed into a solid side.”
Low selected the 23-year-old after he appeared with Ajax Amsterdam in the UEFA Europa League final against Manchester United.
Younes made his international debut against Denmark in the lead-up to the tournament, and a few days later scored his maiden goal for Germany against San Marino in a FIFA World Cup qualifier on June 10.
In Russia, he made two appearances off the bench and scored his side’s fourth goal against Mexico in the semifinal.
“My main objective is to be at the 2018 World Cup. There’s still a year to go, but we need to play well this year if we’re going to get selected,” said Younes.