Gundogan: Germany play like Klopp's Dortmund

The 21-year-old says he has not had to make much of an adjustment since linking up with the national team, and is looking forward to a big opportunity against Switzerland
Ilkay Gundogan has stated that he has not had to alter his game since linking up with the Germany squad, because Joachim Low's team play a similar style of football to that of his club side, Borussia Dortmund.

The former Nurnberg man has only featured sporadically for the national team, but after a great run of form at the end of Borussia Dortmund's title-winning season, he has been handed a recall to the Germany squad.

However, since linking up with his compatriots, he feels he has not had to make much of an adjustment.

"There are many similarities: the pressing, winning the ball quickly, direct play up top, and swift conclusion," he told Bild. "So, I haven't had to change my game that much."

The 21-year-old went on to say that he sees Saturday's friendly against Switzerland as his big chance to impress Low, and win a place in the final Germany squad for Euro 2012.

"Definitely [it's my big chance]. Some players will get their chance and try to take advantage of it. But not everything rides on this game."

Switzerland and Germany kick off in Basel at 18.00CET on Saturday May 26.