Sane, Muller, and Gundogan left out of Germany squad

Sane, Muller, and Gundogan left out of Germany squad

Ayoola Kelechi 16:48 - 17.03.2023
Germany coach Hansi Flick has decided to go for fresh faces ahead of the team's friendlies against Peru and Belgium

Germany manager Hansi Flick has announced the Germany team to execute friendlies against Peru and Belgium during the international break and has left out a number of high-profile names. 

Flick decides against veteran players 

After Germany got knocked out of the World Cup in the group stage, Flick said it was time for a new German team ahead of the 2024 European Championships, and it looks like he is keeping his word after making a number of changes to the latest Germany squad. 

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There was no place for Bayern Munich’s Leroy Sane on the team, while his club teammate Thomas Muller was only good enough for the supplementary list. 

There were also changes in defence as regulars Niklas Sule, Antonio Rudiger, and Jonas Hofmann were left out of the squad. 

Flick hands call-ups to Brentford and Dortmund youngsters

Manchester City’s Ilkay Gundogan was also left out of the team on compassionate grounds after recently becoming a father, while Bayern Munich captain Manuel Neuer has been ruled out through injury. 

With many veterans of the German National Team set to sit out the friendlies, Flick has taken the chance to bring in some fresh faces and has called up Dortmund’s Marius Wolf as well as Augsburg’s Mergim Berisha and Brentford’s Kevin Schade who could make their debuts for the national team. 

Flick has also handed first call-ups to Josha Vagnoman and Felix Nmecha