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By ESPN Staff
Aug 4, 2008

Hildebrand set sights on reclaiming German spot

MONCHENGLADBACH, August 4 (National Team) - Valencia goalkeeper Timo Hildebrand has not yet given up hope of returning to the Germany set up after missing out on a place at Euro 2008.

The 29-year-old was a shock exclusion from Joachim Low's squad, but he is still waiting for the call to return.

'I was kicked out in the summer but told before the European Championships that we would speak afterwards,' admitted Hildebrand after his Valencia side were beaten 4-2 by Borussia Monchengladbach in a friendly this weekend.

'I have not heard anything yet, but I am not demanding they call me.

'All I can do is train hard and try to perform at my best.

'I have not written off a return to the national team.'

The future of current Germany number one Jens Lehmann is set to be resolved over the next fortnight and Hildebrand could come back into the frame should the now Stuttgart custodian decide to hang up his gloves.

Despite that Hildebrand admits he is likely to still be down the pecking order with Robert Enke and Rene Adler, who were both a part of the Euro 2008 squad, both seemingly ahead of him.

'I don't have great expectations,' he added.

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