No chance at the DFB: Orban is now Hungarian national player
On Saturday, RB Leipzig beat TSG Hoffenheim 2-1 away, and since Monday the Saxons have another national player: RB captain Willi Orban is now playing for Hungary. This was not his first choice.
On Monday morning RB published a video on his Twitter channel: “By the way: I am now also a national player – for Hungary”. Leipzig’s captain pointed to the association logo on the jersey. Previously, the 25-year-old had already introduced himself to the fans in the national language on the Hungarian side of the federation.
Orban had once played two international matches for the U-21 national team. He then waited in vain for a call from national coach Joachim Löw. At the end of October 2017, the brawny defender had told the “Münchner Merkur”: “I’m not ruling out anything. But the German national team would certainly be my first option. In Hungary and Poland I would probably get a chance faster. But I’m not necessarily the guy who goes the easy way.”
Now he decided to play for the Hungarian national team after all. Orban was born in Kaiserslautern, his father is Hungarian, his mother comes from Poland. In addition to his German nationality, Orban is also a Hungarian citizen.