Germany coach Joachim Löw has announced his squad for the upcoming internationals. With the three newcomers Niklas Stark, Lukas Klostermann and Maximilian Eggestein Löw goes into the first international matches of the year. Ten days after the surprising retirement of former Munich World Champions Mats Hummels, Jérôme Boateng and Thomas Müller, Germany coach Hertha defender Stark, Leipzig defender Klostermann and Bremen midfielder Eggestein have been nominated for his 23-man squad.
The Leipzig defensive specialist Marcel Halstenberg, his
International debut as early as November 2017 against England (0-0) gave returns
after a long, also due to injury-related break back into the squad.
The battered Julian Draxler of Paris Saint-Germain is missing. On the
Cologne second division player Jonas Hector, who last with a
influenza infection plagued, and the Schalke Sebastian Rudy renounced Löw.
Matthias Ginter of Borussia Mönchengladbach should despite a
Muscle Blessur arrive on Monday when Löw leaves his squad in Wolfsburg
two days before the Serbia match gathered.
After the retirement of the Bayern players had the DFB against Löws other habits one
Convening a press conference for the caderbekanntgabe. There he underlined that he would stick to his decision. He said honestly and clearly to the three ex-world champions from Munich: "I plan the qualification and the European Championship without you." Everything else would have been a "egg dance," said Loew. It was his job as national coach to "clearly show the players how I think". He now wants to give the young, new players the opportunity to develop.
For the international match opener 2019 meets the German National team next Wednesday in a friendly match in Wolfsburg on Serbia. Four days later follows in Amsterdam against the Netherlands the prelude in the European Championship qualification. Other group opponents are Northern Ireland, Belarus and Estonia.