On Wednesday, Joachim Löw is in his 178th game as national coach on the line. As much as he cares about the staff, as before the test against Argentina, the 59-year-old never had.
Joachim Löw has to give up 12 players
Twelve players, Löw from Dortmund who would like to have it, are not available. Leroy Sane (23), Antonio Rüdiger (26), Julian Draxler (26), Thilo Kehrer (23), Leon Goretzka (24), Nico Schulz (26), Matthias Ginter (25), Jonas Hector (29), read more here ), Kevin Trapp (29) and Toni Kroos (29) did not arrive due to injury.
Timo Werner is also not there
Also Timo Werner (23 / flu) is not present for the time being. If and when he comes to the team in the next few days, he is still being decided on the proper healing procedure. Ilkay Gündogan (28 / Muscle Problems) came, but not right.
"I imagined it a little differently. Of course it hurts us," Löw said. On Sunday I was just on the phone and got the bad news. Because of this we will probably have to call some more, they will not miss it. "
Marco Reus and Julian Brandt promote Mats Hummels
In any case, one of the loose teams will not be Mats Hummels (30). Although his BVB counterparts were re-advertised instead. "Of course the Mats are always welcome for their performance and would make every team stronger. Unfortunately, I'm not able to decide that," said Borussia captain Marco Reus, 30. "I think he plays well, plays really well." added Julian Brandt (23).
But at Löw they fall on deaf ears. "I didn't think about it right now. A few weeks ago I said we would go through with the young players. There is no reason to nominate the Mats now." Above all, the match against Argentina is "a history of further education for our young players."
Robin Koch and Sebastian Rudy have been nominated again
In his distress, Löw summoned Robin Koch, 23, of SC Freiburg, and Sebastian Rudy, 29, of TSG Hoffenheim on Monday. Both are due to join the team on Tuesday. Already on Sunday, Schalke national coach Suat Serdar (22) nachnominiert.