Impact Friedl made 32 appearances for Werder en route to their relegation this season. With David Alaba more likely to play in the midfield during the Euros, Friedl's competition for the start spot at left-back will be with Andreas Ulmer, a regular for RB Salzburg during their participation in the UCL and UEL this season. For Friedl, his edge will come from having played in a tougher league and ranking joint-11th in interceptions made. It's still worth watching how the week of preparation plays out, though Friedl should be a reliable defensive pickup if a low-cost defender is needed.
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