Wed 11 January 2023 | 18:00

Kimmich: “I have to wait until I’m 45 to win a trophy with Germany”

Through their 2022 World Cup campaign, Germany beat Costa Rica but finished third after a shock defeat to Japan and a draw with Spain.

After the Costa Rica game, Germany star Joshua Kimmich said Germany's early World Cup exit is the worst moment of his career.

Now back in Doha with 


for a preparation camp, 

Joshua Kimmich

 reveals Germany's shortcomings have left him with a bitter taste. Asked about Germany's chances of winning a major trophy ahead of Euro 2024, Kimmich said: 

"I just have to keep playing until I'm 45, then we will, hopefully


Reflecting on their 

Qatar 2022

 tournament, the German international added: 

"We had big objectives and wanted to reach something.

"Eventually, we got knocked out early again. After 2018, the Euros and now another tournament like this, it is very bitter.

"You don't get that many chances with the national team, so this is not something you can just easily forget and move on from because it is what it is."

"I thought that in 2018, many things weren't working, also internally on our team. Against England [at Euro 2020], it felt like a 50-50 game," Kimmich said.

"Last year, I don't want to say everything was great but in the end, those 30 minutes against Japan cost us the tournament. If we had drawn there, we would definitely have progressed.

"We were also missing self-confidence, especially when I look at other teams. Italy before the Euros had a long streak of unbeaten games, Argentina as well [before the World Cup].

"This is something we have to aim for. We can't just start with that once the tournament starts. We should start that in March.

"We have to win our games, gain self-confidence and gain some self-understanding for our processes. Then we have to also bring that to the pitch and be able to rely on that."



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