Germany coach Joachim Loew announced his final squad for the 2010 World Cup on Tuesday and young Stuttgart defender Serdar Tasci was one of the players who survived the cut. The 23-year-old is eagerly anticipating this summer's tournament.
"I'm delighted to be in a position to play for the national team. For me it's a childhood dream come true. The anticipation ahead of the World Cup is massive because you only get the chance to participate in a tournament like that every four years," Tasci said on Stuttgart's official website.
"The best case scenario is that we become World Champions and I remain free from injury.
"The first World Cup that I remember was in 1994. I still have a very clear memory stuck in my head of the scene when Roberto Baggio blasted the ball over the bar."
The Stuttgart defender also took the time to discuss his personal ambitions for this summer's tournament.
"I'd like a regular place. The important matches in the national team were games where I was involved in right from the start. At the World Cup you have the opportunity to present yourself. That could be another motivational aspect."
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