Loew: Ballack can still make Germany comeback

BY foxsports • September 15, 2010

Germany coach Joachim Loew says midfielder Michael Ballack can still return to the national team despite his latest injury setback.

Ballack turns 34 later this month. He missed the World Cup with an ankle injury and now faces a six-week layoff with a new leg injury.

The Bayer Leverkusen player officially remains Germany captain but Loew has said he must regain his pre-injury form to earn his place back.

Loew told Wednesday's edition of the Badische Zeitung that "in principle I think Michael Ballack can come back again, because he is driven by enormous ambition."

He says Ballack has never shied away from fighting for his place, but says that "such a situation is not easy" because "time goes on ... new, young players come in."

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