Football team: Löw brings newcomers Stark, Eggestein and Klostermann

Boateng, Hummels and Müller are gone, three others are ahead of their DFB debut: Joachim Loew has announced his squad for the first international matches of the year. The coach also commented on the withdrawal.


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With the three newcomers Niklas Stark, Lukas Klostermann and Maximilian Eggestein Joachim Löw goes into the first international matches of the year. Ten days after the retirement of Munich former world champions Mats Hummels, Jérôme Boateng and Thomas Müller nominated the national coach Hertha defender Stark, the Leipzig defender Klostermann and Bremen midfielder Eggestein in his 23-member squad.

For the international match in 2019, the German national team will face Serbia next Wednesday in a friendly match in Wolfsburg. Four days later in Amsterdam against the Netherlands follows the heavy prelude in the European Championship qualifiers. Other group opponents are Northern Ireland, Belarus and Estonia.

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To a possible return action of Boateng, Hummels and Müller said the coach: "I plan for the qualification and the European Championship without them," Löw also spoke of "all greatest appreciation and gratitude" to the three Munich.

Löw also commented on the criticism of the method of removal: "We did not banish them, and they did nothing wrong, and I find it strange that some judge respect and esteem, even though they were not in the conversation at the time is also not an indicator of the quality of a conversation. "

The Leipzig defensive player Marcel Halstenberg, who gave his international debut in November 2017 against England (0: 0), returns after a long break, due to injury due back into the squad.

The ailing Julian Draxler of Paris St. Germain is missing in the squad. On the Cologne second division player Jonas Hector and the Schalke Sebastian Rudy waived Löw. Matthias Ginter of Borussia Mönchengladbach is scheduled to arrive on Monday despite a muscle injury when Löw assembles his squad in Wolfsburg two days before the Serbia match.

ref: spiegel