Wednesday, 5 September 2018

Three New Faces in Germany Squad

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Kai Havertz – The failure of 2018 World Cup made the Germany national team improved, one of them is by injecting young players for Joachim Low squad.

From the squad list for the UEFA Nations League, Low called three new faces. These three players are never experiencing perform with the senior team.

Germany will face a difficult match against the world champion, France, in the UEFA Nations League. The match will be conducted at Allianz Arena Stadium at Friday (7/9).

Here are three rising stars called by Joachim Low to Germany national team squad:

Kai Havertz

Age: 19

Club: Bayer Leverkusen

Position: Attacking midfielder

Experience: U19 Germany national team (8 caps, 7 goals)

The choosing of Kai Havertz was a bit surprising considering his international experience was only the U19 national team. He didn’t even include in the U21 who won the U21 Europe Cup in Poland last season.

However, Havertz who is just 19 in June has performed 50 times in Bundesliga with Bayer Leverkusen. He is also the captain of U19 Germany national team. In the club level, Havertz is the youngest player doing his debut in Leverkusen’s history of all time.

Many people equalize the Aachen born player’s performance with Michael Ballack who also supported Leverkusen once.

“Havertz is the biggest talent I’ve seen since Toni Kroos,” Leverkusen coach Heiko Herrlich praised Heiko in Bundesliga’s website.

Nico Schulz

Age: 25

Club: Hoffenheim

Experience: U21 Germany national team (14 caps, 2 goals)

Different to Havertz, Nico Schulz was a bit late in performing. He just called up to the Germany national team in his 25, due to the injuries he had in the initial career.

Schulz is believed will give a twist in the current Germany squad, especially in the left field. Schulz can play as the left defender that could help the attack or defend.

Schulz will be the answer of the problem in the 2018 World Cup, a complicated issue for Low.

Another interesting fact from Schulz, when he was 15, Liverpool approached him. The Reds offered him the contract, but Schulz refused it.

Thilo Kehrer

Age: 21

Club: Paris Saint-Germain

Experience: U21 Germany national team (9 caps)

“He’s quick, able to play in any of the four positions at the back, is two-footed, and can even play as a defensive midfielder. He’s the sort of player any coach would like to have,” Thomas Tuchel said about the new recruitment of Paris Saint-Germain.

Rocketing compliments are not new for Kehrer. He is predicted to be the star since joining Stuttgart when he was 12.

Started with Stuttgart in 12, Kehrer moved to Schalke three years later. When he was 16, he already became the captain of the U19 team.

Last season, Kehrer performed excellently with Schalke. Besides dominant in airball duel, Kehrer is also accurate in passing. Considering his ability to play in many positions, with Germany national team Kehrer could fill the space of Joshua Kimmich, Hector, Mats Hummels, Jerome Boateng, or Niklas Sule.

His presence adds more choice for Joachim Low.

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