Vogts hopeful over Lambert U-turn
By Alex Livie
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
The former Borussia Dortmund ace retired from the international set-up last October, but did confirm that he would meet Vogts 'out of courtesy'.
Lambert, who recently signed a new deal with Celtic, has now held talks with Vogts, and the German is hopeful the 32-year-old will perform a U-turn.
Vogts said: "I have spoken with Paul and I hope he changes his mind. I hope for Scotland and I hope for the Scottish team.
"We need him. We had a good discussion and Paul`s German is better than my English. It was nice. Maybe he will tell me this week, maybe next week."
In a bid to boost quality and experience, Vogts is also looking to return Liverpool`s Gary McAllister and Everton`s Duncan Ferguson to the national fold.
Vogts also seems happy to look at youth, singing the praises of Celtic youngster Steven Crainey.
The full back produced an assured performance in Sunday`s Old Firm derby, and Vogts said: "Crainey has a good chance of being selected. He`s young, he`s Scottish and I like him.
"I have watched him twice now and he has been very aggressive and impressive."