DFB star Robin Gosens managed a sensational game against Portugal.
This achievement could now even have an impact on the German police.
Dusseldorf - He is the hero of the hour in the DFB team at the 2021 European Football Championship. In the 4-2 win in the second group game against Portugal, Robin Gosens probably played the game of his life on the left side of the field.
It was completely rightly given the top grade in the
individual review of the game *.
Of course, Gosens' fabulous performance was also mentioned in the international press.
In general, the story sounds of the football professional who had never visited a performance center at a young age, was rejected in trial training at BVB and finally made his breakthrough in Italy at Atalanta Bergamo via the Netherlands, and is now one of the stars in the DFB team * , like a fairytail.
He also confirmed in an interview after the Portugal victory that he can hardly believe it himself.
Gosens is living his dream, you might think.
His original dream was a completely different one.
Robin Gosens lives his football fairy tale - but his real professional dream was different
Robin Gosens didn't always want to become a professional footballer.
The 26-year-old actually wanted to be a police officer, like his grandpa.
He told the
In fact, Gosens, who comes from Emmerich on the Lower Rhine, applied to the police in his home state of North Rhine-Westphalia before he started his professional career.
However, the attempt failed.
Reason: A "leg length difference".
From today's perspective, one would like to say that luck for the DFB team.
NRW Interior Minister Herbert Reul obviously makes the story thoughtful.
Robin Gosens played a fantastic game against Portugal - and made the interior minister of North Rhine-Westphalia brood.
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Reul, as the country's interior minister for security and also responsible for the local police, now came out as a fan of Gosens after the Portugal game.
"That was a top performance on Saturday by the German team and Robin Gosens, which I'm really happy about," he told
However, Reul also seems to know the police history of Gosens.
And after his strong EM game, a little rethinking could start in him.
That would then affect the guidelines that apply to a career in the police.
Robin Gosens failed at the NRW police - his DFB performance could now trigger a rethink
As the NRW interior minister
, after the EM game and said story, he is thinking about having the, in his opinion, "too rigid" recruitment criteria for police officers in NRW checked. The idea is therefore not new to Reul. "Since I took office, I have been dealing with these cases in which applicants are judged on the basis of rigid criteria," reports the politician. With Gosens this thought is getting a breath of fresh air.
A relaxation would certainly meet with a lot of positive approval from many who also dream of a police career.
The current rules for hiring the North Rhine-Westphalia police include, among other things, that when you are hired, you must be no more than 36 years old, be at least 163cm tall (applies to all genders) and have a BMI that is not lower than 18 and not may be higher than 27.5.
There are also other rules that affect sports badges, for example.
Exceptions to these rules are already possible in special cases, but some people's professional dreams have certainly already burst at the hurdles.
Robin Gosens makes North Rhine-Westphalia Interior Minister Reul think: change in the police recruitment criteria?
Of course, it is not possible to do without setting rules, Reul knows that too.
“Nevertheless, we also want to take the specifics of the individual case into greater consideration.
We want to give as many young and suitable people as possible access to the police. ”Of course, it is not yet clear whether and how this will be implemented.
Some future police officers would certainly thank Reul - and Robin Gosens too - if it came to that.
If you look at Robin Gosens' interviews like this, the Atalanta professional should certainly be quite satisfied with how his professional career has gone by now.
So now he's established in the national team - and after his incredible performance he was given a new nickname by the DFB team.
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