Werder Bremen’s Sebastian Boenisch Stalls Decision On International Future

The young defender will take his time when pondering his international future. He could turn out for Germany or Poland...
Werder Bremen defender Sebastian Boenisch has stalled his decision about whether he will represent Germany or Poland at international level.

The 22-year-old will participate in training for Werder Bremen this week and will not be added to the Polish national team roster for the next two international friendlies.

"We have known of the interest from the Polish Federation for some time and know that Sebastian feels very honoured. Due to his heritage, a switch would be an option. But we agreed that this important decision should not be made under time pressure," Werder chairman Klaus Allofs told Polish media representatives.

"The next goal for Poland is the European Championship in their own country in three years. Until then they will only be playing test matches. That gives Sebastian the chance to take in all the possibilities and calmly make a decision."

Boenisch made it clear that he was very pleased with the result of the talks.

"They were very open and good talks with the national team coach and Klaus Allofs," the player explained. "Of course the interest of [Poland] is always very appealing. But it doesn't make any sense to decide right now.

"My main focus has to be remaining with Werder Bremen. I have to really work hard and continue to improve myself. Everything else will take care of itself in time."

Stefan Coerts, Goal.com