NO HUMMELS | Who has made Germany's Euros squad?
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NO HUMMELS | Who has made Germany's Euros squad?

16/05/24 12:07

With the 2024 European Championships being held in Germany’s backyard, head coach Julian Nagelsmann has selected his squad for the tournament. It will be the Nagesmaan’s first major tournament in charge of the national team side, and despite much of the squad writing itself there are some noticeable admissions.

Mats Hummels, Leon Goretzka and Julian Brandt have all not been selected. With 182 caps between them, some German fans will be scratching their heads at their admissions. Especially Hummels, who was part of the World Cup winning squad in 2014. Hummels has also played every minute in the Champions League this season, leading club Borussia Dortmund to the final at Wembley.

Notable other admissions include Karim Adeyemi, Niklas Süle, Timo Werner and Serge Gnabry. The squad will also be trimmed by a minimum of one more player or more before the start of the tournament.

Here’s the full squad list accompanied with player profiles.

Goalkeepers

Marc-Andre ter Stegen

With the third most clean sheets in La Liga this season, Ter Stegen seems to be Nagelsmann’s first choice between the sticks. Starting in four of the six games since Hansi Flick’s dismissal, including the two recent victories over France and the Netherlands.

Manuel Neuer

Despite making a crucial mistake against Real Madrid in the Champions League Semi Final. German influencer Chiara formally announced Neuer’s inclusion prior to the official squad. Despite not featuring yet under Nagelsmann, Neuer is a former Captain and is the sixth most capped player in die mannschaft’s history with 117.

Oliver Baumann

Hoffenheim’s number one this season, Baumann will likely play a backup role to Neuer and Ter Stegen this summer. With 4.4 saves per game this season in the Bundesliga, he brings reliability should he be called upon.

Alexander Nubel

Again likely a backup to Ter Stegen and Neuer, Nubel has only conceded an average of 1.2 goals per game for club Stuttgart this season. Another reliable choice if called upon.

Defenders

Antonio Rudiger-La Liga winner and Champions League finalist Toni Rudiger was a certainty to be selected. He’s played 45 times for Real Madrid this season, conceding the least goals in La Liga by some distance.

Nico Schlotterbeck

Another Champions League finalist Schlotterbeck has enjoyed a second stellar season with club Borussia Dortmund, the versatile centre-back has only missed two games this season on the run to Wembley and in the Bundesliga.

Benjamin Henrichs

A right back option other than Joshua Kimmich and 2x German cup winner, RB Leipzig’s Henrichs could be a starter if injuries or a tactical decision pushes Kimmich into midfield. He has 14 caps for the national side, dating all the way back to 2016.

Robin Koch

Quite possibly remembered for his time at Leeds United, Koch has been in excellent form for Frankfurt this season. Die Adler are one game away from Europa League qualification this season. With Koch playing at the centre of a back three.

Jonathan Tah

Undefeated under Xabi Alonso at Bayer Leverkusen this season, Tah has been a dominant force across all three competitions as ‘Neverlusen’ continue their charge for an undefeated treble. Tah has played every minute since Nagelsmann’s arrival, despite only playing a total of 183 since 2020 prior to the new head coach's appointment.

Joshua Kimmich

Operating as a right back and midfielder for club and country, Kimmich offers versatility. Something incredibly important in tournament football. Despite being trophyless at club level this season, the eight times Bundesliga champion will be hoping to add an international honour to his impressive collection this summer.

Maximilian Mittelstadt

A versatile left back for Stuttgart, Mittelstadt’s only two caps came in Germany’s last two international friendlies. With a shortage of left-backs and a goal against the Netherlands in his second cap, the 27-year-old could be one to watch this summer.

David Raum

The second left-back on this list, Raum has thirteen assists for RB Leipzig this season. Raum also has a slight experience edge over Mittelstadt, having twenty caps mostly recently under Hansi Flick.

Waldemar Anton

A singular cap to his name, Anton has been deployed as a centre-back for club Stuttgart this season, conceding less goals than bavarian giants Bayern Munich. With Nagelsmaan seemingly still undecided on his starting two centre-backs, the 27-year-old be in with a chance of starting.

Midfielders

Toni Kroos

Serial winner Kroos made his national team debut back in 2010. The 34-year-old won his fourth La Liga title and is on for a sixth champions league in 23/24. Despite a three year break from the national side, his 108 caps and 17 goals will be welcomed back this summer. And did I mention he was part of the world cup winning side in 2014.

Jamal Musiala

Another player than Nagelsmann knows well from his time in Munich, Musiala is perhaps the most talented player in the squad for the upcoming tournament. His last season under Nagelsmann in 22/23 saw him achieve 32 goal contributions across all competitions, and still at the young age of 21 the runner up of the 2023 Golden Boy award could be in for an iconic tournament.

Ilkay Gundogan

A premier league winner with Pep Guardiola, Gundogan now plays his football in Barcelona. With 75 caps and 18 goals for the national team, he is another player who has started every game so far under Nagelsmann. Expect to see him popping up with some important goals this summer.

Aleksandar Pavlović

The first uncapped player on this list, Pavlović is one of the youngest players in the squad at just 20 years old. Playing the full ninety minutes in the Champions League Semi final second leg against Real Madrid this season, the young German showed he’s very capable. And despite maybe not being a starter this time around, the tournament will provide valuable experience for the youngster.

Pascal Groß

One of the kings of Fantasy Premier League bonus points, midfielder Groß has been enjoying life under Roberto De Zerbi at Brighton & Hove Albion. His 38 goal contributions in two seasons under the Italian haven’t gone unnoticed, earning his first German cap in Hansi Flick’s last game in charge back in September. His eye for a pass and ability to fill in at many positions at club level makes him an excellent pick for tournament football.

Robert Andrich

Another recent addition to the squad is Leverkusen’s Andrich, earning his first cap in November 2023. A defensive minded midfielder, Nagelsmann has deployed him next to Toni Kroos in his preferred 4-2-3-1 formation. Complementing Kroos, similarly to what he does next to Granit Xhaka and Exequiel Palacios at Leverkusen.

Chris Führich

A versatile left winger who can also play through the middle, Führich is yet another new name called up by Nagelsmann with just three caps to his name. He’s enjoying his best Bundesliga season to date with Stuttgart, with eight goals and seven assists. Helping his team qualify for the champions league and potentially finish second place if Bayern fail to beat Hoffenheim on the final day of the season. He was an early reveal for the squad, with a bakery near Stuttgart confirming his place using a sticker on sold goods.

Florian Wirtz

Despite having only 16 caps to his name, Wirtz is having an outstanding season under Xabi Alonso at Leverkusen. 18 goals and 19 assists as they still search for an undefeated treble, Wirtz and Musiala are almost guaranteed starters as the search to take Germany back to the pinnacle of international football continues. It took Wirtz just seven seconds to score against France in the national teams most recent set of friendly fixtures.

Leroy Sané

You can date Sané’s first national team appearance all the way back to 2015 when he was still playing at Schalke. Since then he’s won the Premier League, Bundesliga and Club world cup. Now 28-years-old and never fully excelling for the national side, this tournament could be Sané’s last chance of proving he’s the man for the big stage.

Forwards

Niclas Füllkrug

Achieving his first call up for Germany in 2022, Füllkrug has an outstanding record with 11 goals and two assists in just 15 appearances for the national side. Despite seemingly being behind Kai Havertz in the pecking order, Füllkrug is an excellent option in tournament football when searching for a winner.

Kai Havertz

With a combined £133m in transfer fees, Havertz has always been in the limelight. Despite struggling in his time at Chelsea, this season has seen a resurgence under Mikel Arteta at Arsenal. Playing in the number nine role he has 13 goals to his name this season. Creating the famous chant, “60 million down the drain, Kai Havertz scores again.” Which you can be sure many German gooners will be singing if he turns up on home soil this summer.

Deniz Undav

Despite being on loan at Stuttgart, Undav is the second Brighton player to make the cut. Despite just the singular cap for the national team, Undav has struck up a mighty partnership with Serhou Guirassy at club level this season. Scoring 18 times and providing 10 assists in the Bundesliga this season.

Thomas Müller

Seemingly being around since the dawn of time itself, Müller’s 128 caps and 45 goals for Germany bring excellent and much needed experience to a young squad. Alongside Neuer and Kroos, Muller missed only eight minutes as he assisted in leading Germany to world cup glory in 2014. Missing out on the golden boot by one goal to Colombia's James Rodriguez.

Maximilian Beier

Beier’s fifteen goals in the Bundesliga this season for Hoffenheim haven’t gone unnoticed by Nagelsmaan. Despite still being uncapped at national team level, this tournament could provide valuable experience for the 21-year-old who has been tipped to join a major European club this summer.

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