Niclas Füllkrug eager to make an impact for both club and country

Niclas Füllkrug. (Photo by Adam Glanzman/USSF/Getty Images for USSF)
Niclas Füllkrug. (Photo by Adam Glanzman/USSF/Getty Images for USSF) /

Niclas Füllkrug is determined to play a vital role for both Borussia Dortmund and Germany ahead of what promises to be a crunch period for both teams.

Having made his presence felt for both club and country in recent weeks, Niclas Füllkrug wants to continue his run and establish himself as an important player for both teams. The 30 year old registered a goal and an assist during Germany’s 3-1 win over the United States last week, taking his tally for the national team to eight goals and two assists in just ten appearances.

In an interview with Kicker, Füllkrug stated his desire to establish himself as a regular starter for Germany under Julian Nagelsmann ahead of next summer’s European Championship on home soil.

"“I’ve scored eight goals in 10 appearances and have done everything in my power to be in the starting eleven more often. I want to be the first option in the number nine role, at least for the type of striker I am, and help the team with my style. That has worked out pretty well so far.”"

Füllkrug also commented on his start to life at Borussia Dortmund, having joined the club from Werder Bremen very late in the summer transfer window. The striker expected to have a slow start to life at BVB, but was pleased with the impact he was able to have in the team’s last two Bundesliga matches.

"“I signed for three years and not for six weeks, so I can only fully assess it at the end. I will admit, I expected it to take longer for me to settle in and for things to start flowing. But I really liked the way I was able to contribute in the last two games against Hoffenheim and Union Berlin.”"

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Niclas Füllkrug has made seven appearances for Borussia Dortmund so far, and has two goals and one assist to his name.