Lehmann still hopes for World Cup win

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19 January 2005 , HAMBURG - German goalkeeper Jens Lehmann reiterated in an interview that he hopes to win the 2006 World Cup title although he is benched by his English club Arsenal. "It is my dream, and I believe in it, to win the World Cup in 2006. Maybe I have to go through a low to reach that high point," Lehmann told Germany's weekly Die Zeit in an interview made available ahead of Thursday's publication. Lehmann said that he is still out to fulfil his Arsenal contract until 2006 although he has been

19 January 2005

HAMBURG - German goalkeeper Jens Lehmann reiterated in an interview that he hopes to win the 2006 World Cup title although he is benched by his English club Arsenal.

"It is my dream, and I believe in it, to win the World Cup in 2006. Maybe I have to go through a low to reach that high point," Lehmann told Germany's weekly Die Zeit in an interview made available ahead of Thursday's publication.

Lehmann said that he is still out to fulfil his Arsenal contract until 2006 although he has been benched for several weeks and been told by coach Arsene Wenger that he should rather look for another club.

Lehmann, 34, said he was more optimistic than German news reports about his future, saying that these reports suggested that he had been a failure for a major part of his 15-year career.

While Lehmann currently hopes to become a starter in the German team in his battle for supremacy with Bayern Munich's Oliver Kahn, he does not see the 2006 World Cup in Germany as the end of his career.

"I won't have an ideal career end because I won't stop playing after the 2006 World Cup. I want to play until I am 38 or 39," Lehmann said.

DPA

Subject: German news

 

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