Rene Adler admits he harbours hopes of playing for Germany
again after completing a summer transfer to Hamburg
The former Leverkusen glovesman was expected to be his country's No.1 at the 2010 World Cup, but a string of injuries saw him lose his place in the Nationalelf
, as his replacement Manuel Neuer went on to become Joachim Low's first choice between the sticks.
"I have enough ambition to think about playing for Germany again. I have to be successful at Hamburg first, though. Everything else will come automatically from there on," Adler told the official Bundesliga website.
"I feel as fit as a fiddle and I'm in tip-top condition. I was at Leverkusen for 12 years, and had a good time. But now I'm at HSV and I feel like it's my first day of school. A new experience is waiting for me.
"There is a new beginning to everything. I'm a man who likes to think in the long term, rather than one who likes to change clubs every season. I came to Hamburg to be a part of a new team."
Hamburg kick off the 2012-13 Bundesliga season with a home match against Nurnberg on August 24.
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