Ex-United States coach Jurgen Klinsmann’s son gets Germany camp invite

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Former United States head coach Jurgen Klinsmann’s son Jonathan has been invited to a Germany goalkeeper camp.

The U.S under-20 international holds both German and American citizenship.

“It’s an honour for him,” ex-USMNT coach Klinsmann said. 

Having joined Hertha Berlin in 2017, Klinsmann, 21, has struggled for first team action and has largely featured for the club’s U23 side in the regional fourth division.

But after initial problems settling in, he has been praised by Hertha goalkeeping coach Zsolt Petry. On Tuesday, Bild reported that Klinsmann’s development has now also been recognised by the German FA, who have invited him to their annual keeper training camp in Kaiserau, near Dortmund.

“Jonathan made a giant leap in his first year as a pro at Hertha BSC,” Klinsmann, a 1990 World Cup winner and 1996 European Champion with Germany, said.

“He gets more consistent and confident with every week. It’s an honour for him to receive this invitation.”

Klinsmann could still switch allegiances should he receive an invitation to the Nationalmannschaft.

“We will discuss this issue and make a decision should this moment come.If his development continues like that, he must not hide from anyone of his age group,” his father added.

Last year, 24 keepers born between 1997 and 2003 were invited to take part in the DFB keeper camp.

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