Niklas Sule believes he will return in time for the Euro 2020 in a bid to disprove Uli Hoeness.
The Bayern Munich centre-back suffered a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee during a Bundesliga game in October.
He’s now vowing to return before time to show how he’s committed to featuring at the Euros.
“The knee’s fine, I’m ahead in the healing process. That speaks to the good work of the surgeon,” Sule told reporters at a Bayern fan event.
“For me, the European Championship is clearly the goal and I assume that I can and will do it.
“I work for it every day. I hope to return to the team in March or April and then it’s absolutely within feasible range. It’s a tough journey but I know I can do it.”