West Ham United defender Thilo Kehrer has candidly addressed how injury setbacks have affected his season with the Hammers, relays the Hammer.News. The German international joined West Ham from Paris Saint-Germain in the summer of 2022 for a reported fee of around £10 million.
Despite recognizing the strength of the current West Ham squad, Kehrer emphasized the healthy competition within the team. His positive attitude is evident, especially given his limited playing time this season.
David Moyes has handed Kehrer just six appearances across all competitions, with only three of them being starts. Notably, the 27-year-old defender has seen only 18 minutes of action in the Premier League, according to Transfermarkt.
Kehrer recently shed light on the challenges he has faced and their potential impact on his chances of representing the German national team at the upcoming Euros. In an interview with Sport1, he discussed his aspirations and acknowledged the role of injuries in his season struggles:
“Of course, the national team is still an issue for me. It’s all up to me, my performance that I bring. I had a few problems with injuries at the start of the season. I haven’t spoken directly to Julian Nagelsmann yet. But I am confident that we will have successful times with him again.”
Kehrer’s revelations provide insight into why he has seen limited action in the Premier League this season. While injuries have played a significant part in his challenges, the impressive form of Vladimir Coufal, another West Ham defender, has also contributed to Kehrer’s reduced game-time.
Despite his limited appearances, Kehrer remains a valuable asset for West Ham this season. However, to secure his place in the Germany national team squad for the upcoming Euros, he may need to feature in a more substantial number of Premier League games.
As the season progresses, Kehrer will aim to overcome his injury setbacks, make a meaningful impact at West Ham, and ensure his continued presence on the international stage with the German national team.