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Swiss rivals ahead of the European Championship on home soil – Strong Dortmund: Will Nagelsmann reconsider? – Sports


The German national coach is spoiled for choice when selecting his squad for the European Championship – and will likely have to do without Serge Gnabry.


Will Nagelsmann find a place for himself?

Mats Hummels hopes to join the European Championship team.

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Next Thursday, one day before Murat Yakin, Julian Nagelsmann will announce his provisional squad for the European Championship. Several players who impressed for Dortmund and Bayern in the Champions League but have not recently been part of the German Football Association squad are also eligible for this award.

BVB employees in particular spark discussions. Will Nagelsmann only call up striker Niklas Volkrug from the top flight finalists as he did in the successful international caps in March?

Hummels and Schlotterbeek did the advertising on their behalf

Mats Hummels, who was in top form in both Champions League semi-finals against Paris Saint-Germain, is still considering the nomination himself, but he has also been giving his all for fellow centre-back Niko Schlotterbeck. “If he ends up going with me, I'll be almost as happy as if I were going with him. Germany will have a lot of fun with him for many years to come,” Hummels said.

Nagelsmann was recently nominated for the victories against France, the world runner-up (2:0) and arch rivals Netherlands (2:1) are strictly performance-based. Some notable players from VfB Stuttgart made it to the team. It's hard to imagine the 36-year-old throwing it all away again. But can he now seriously bypass Schlotterbeek and Hummels and recall Robin Koch from Eintracht Frankfurt instead?

Personal details of the shaken Byrne

The question also arises as to whether Bayern midfielder Leon Goretzka, who was recently dropped, can still jump on the European Championship bandwagon. The issue of Serge Gnabry has almost certainly already been settled due to the muscle tear he suffered in the second leg of the Champions League semi-final against Real Madrid. Leroy Sane, who has repeatedly suffered a pubic bone injury this season, is likely to be present.

Nagelsmann is allowed to field a maximum of 26 players in the tournament (from June 14 to July 14). He must report on his final squad to UEFA a few hours after the European Championship dress rehearsal against Greece in Mönchengladbach on June 7. Recently, Nagelsmann has tended not to use all available positions. “I'm generally over 23, but I can understand all the arguments for 26,” he said in April.