Mit's freshman Mark Uth, but without the injured Ilkay Gündogan, the German national football team goes into the two tough duels in the newly created Nations League in the Netherlands and at World Champion France. Overall, Germany coach Joachim Löw nominated 23 players for the matches in Amsterdam (13 October) and three days later at the French National Stadium in Saint Denis. In addition to Gündogan (thigh problems) also missing in the squad of the Freiburg striker Nils Petersen due to shoulder problems.
For Uth could be the 100th player under Löw debut in the selection of the German Football Association (DFB). The 27-year-old attacker is after his move from TSG Hoffenheim to FC Schalke 04, however, still on form seeking. In nine competitive games for the Royal Blues Uth has not scored yet, showed in the Champions League against Lokomotiv Moscow but an appealing performance.
"We've been watching Mark Uth for a while. He is dynamic, fast and always radiates a certain Torgefahr. Now we want to get to know him better, "Löw said. In contrast to the restart after the World Cup disaster Löw brings goalkeeper Kevin Trapp, Sebastian Rudy and second division professional Jonas Hector back into his squad. Thilo Kehrer, Nico Schulz and Kai Havertz, who last made their international debut against Peru (2-1), are back. For Löw waived center-back Jonathan Tah.
"Before us are two important games that we take very seriously. The results will be indicative of the performance of our Nations League group. In addition, there is always a lot of prestige against both the Netherlands and the World Champion France, "said Löw.
After this Löw needs at least one win in order to avoid the danger of relegation with his team. Only the winner of the group of three qualifies for the final tournament in June 2019, the third placed descends in league B.