Regionalliga, 2. League, Bundesliga, a national team: Anton Stach climbs the career ladder in a hurry. Two years ago, he was still for VfL Wolfsburg II in the Regionalliga Nord on the ball, last season for Greuther Fürth in the 2nd league, since mid-2021 he plays for Mainz 05 in the Bundesliga – and on Saturday evening he was 2: 0 against Israel at the side of Thomas Müller, Kai Hvertz and Co. for the first time in the a national team. Nine months ago Mainz Stach had brought for 3.5 million transfer from Fürth, because of the national team’s debut, the SPVGG now receives a look of a low six-digit height.
“Anton has made it very confident and confident, always wanted the ball, just as we know him. Great compliment”, 05 sports board Christian Heidel commented the first appearance of the Sixser in the team of Hansi Flick. “That went very fast in the last few days. I can not realize that right now, I’m just happy and thankful,” said the 23-year-old stach. The midfielder has become the U-21 international only 2021, with this team, the European Championship won and participated in the Olympic Games in Japan last year.
Stach is the fifth player who debuted at Mainz times in the DFB team. Manuel Friedrich had made the kick-off, who was appointed team of Joachim Löw in 2006 and comes to nine A country games. André Schürrle was in the row in 2010 and came to at least 57 missions in the DFB team until 2017, including the World Cup victory 2014. Lewis Holtby brought it between 2010 and 2012 on three A country games, Nicolai Müller denied two lots in 2013.
Five more players came after their time at Mainz 05 to enjoy A country games for Germany. Below is Ridle Baku, South Serdar, Roman Neustädter, Erik Dorm – all former NLZ player of the FSV – as well as Jonas Hofmann, who was borrowed from Dortmund to Mainz in 2014/15.