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MOSCOW, August 4. /Offset. TASS Mikhail Lichkov/. German defender of the Moscow “Locomotive” Benedikt Howedes has stated that is looking forward to exploring Russian culture. About this player told TASS.
Howedes arrived in Moscow on Saturday. Earlier, 30-year-old has signed a four year contract with Lokomotiv. For railwaymen defender will act under the fifth number.
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“I look forward to meeting with “the Locomotive” and Russian culture. During the time spent in the “Juventus, I was happy to be in a new culture, learn a new language and to get another experience in my career. Unfortunately, we in Germany know little about the Russian League, since she’s not very popular. I know that there’s a strong team, I look forward to meet with his teammates and rivals for the championship,” said Höwedes .
“I want to Lokomotiv continued to achieve great success in the Russian Premier League is my priority. We have to defend the title, but it will be difficult, because in Russia there are many strong clubs, for example, “Spartak”. A nice bonus is the successful performance in the Champions League. Perhaps we are not among the favorites, but will do everything to leave the group and go as far as possible”, – he added.
A player’s rights since 2007, belonged to the German “Schalke”. In season 2017/18 defender played on loan for the Italian “Juventus”, having played three matches. For Schalke Höwedes spent 335 games, scored 23 goals and 13 assists. He became the owner of Cup and super Cup of Germany.
In the national team player became the world champion of 2014, has twice won bronze medals of the European Championships, having played in total for the German team 44 games and scoring two goals.