Josip Stanisic is something like the winner under Julian Nagelsmann.
Now the FC Bayern defender has been appointed to the senior national team for the first time after strong performances.
Munich - Before Julian Nagelsmann * became a coach at FC Bayern *, he didn't really play a role in the stars' concert on Säbener Strasse.
After a strong preparation and good performance at the beginning of the season, Josip Stanisic can now confidently be called one of the winners under the new coach.
The 21-year-old played in all five league games at FC Bayern.
In the Champions League * he was also substituted at the Camp Nou eight minutes before the end.
Now there is the reward for the strong performance in the club: Stanisic was appointed to the senior national team for the first time.
However, he will not play for the DFB-Elf *, but for runner-up world champions Croatia.
FC Bayern: Defense star appointed to national team for the first time - "A dream for me"
“It is a dream for me to play for Croatia's senior team,” reveals the right-back on the FCB website: “The Croatian Football Association and the national coach tried hard for me months ago and gave me a perspective.
I'm really looking forward to this challenge. "
Stanisic, who was born in Munich, could have opted for a career at the DFB, but preferred his parents' home country.
"My family comes from Slavonski Brod, a town in the east of Croatia," said Stanisic, who will travel to the Croatian national team for the first time at the beginning of October and will qualify for the World Cup there.
The youngster is planned as a backup for world champion Benjamin Pavard, but can also play in defensive midfield.
Stanisic, who came to Säbener Straße from the youth of Fürstenfeldbruck in 2017, has now even overtaken Bouna Sarr as Pavard representative.
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