Benedikt Howedes

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MOSCOW, August 4. /TASS/. Footballer of the Moscow “Locomotive” Benedikt Howedes in a year I will try to give an interview in Russian. About this 30-year-old defender told TASS.

The German player arrived in Moscow on Saturday. Previously, he signed a four-year contract with Lokomotiv. For railwaymen defender will act under the fifth number.

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“Russian language is very difficult, but I will make every effort to study it. Will I be able to give an interview in Russian? Look, it’s a very interesting challenge, I’ll try,” said Höwedes.

Also Höwedes said that he will visit the match of the second round of the Russian Premier League between “Lokomotiv” and “Spartak”, which will be held in Moscow on 4 August. “When we agreed on everything, that I wanted as soon as possible to come to Russia to attend a championship game in which I play . Today will come to the match, hope we win 2:1, and it will be a big step in the championship,” he added.

In the national team of Germany Howedes became the world champion of 2014, has twice won bronze medals of the European Championships, having played in total for the national team for 44 games and scoring two goals.