Borussia Dortmund CEO Hans-Joachim Watzke alluded to Andre Schurrle's recent lack of game-time, suggesting entry into the Germany national team is easier than at the club.
The World Cup winner has been used sparingly by Dortmund head coach Thomas Tuchel, with his last start coming in the 3-0 drubbing of Wolfsburg.
But Watzke ensured that there is place for Schurrle in a star-studded Dortmund side, telling Bild: "With his quality, Andre would start in nearly every other team in the world.
"But with [Pierre-Emerick] Aubameyang, [Christian] Pulisic, [Marco] Reus and [Ousmane] Dembele, we have five top players for three positions right now, and that's why it hasn't been easy for Andre lately.
"It will certainly change again soon. Basically, it's easier to win minutes for Germany than it is for, say, Bayern or Dortmund."
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