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Germany U-21 Update: Lars Lukas Mai withdraws, Malik Tillman talks his first camp

Ahead of Germany’s upcoming U-21 Qualifiers against Israel and Hungary, Lars Lukas Mai has withdrawn from the camp due to an injury, while Malik Tillman talks about his first camp with the U-21s.

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Lars Lukas Mai is withdrawing from the upcoming Germany U-21 camp for the upcoming European Championship Qualifiers against Israel and Hungary. The Werder Bremen center-back, on loan from Bayern Munich, left the club’s weekend match in the 74th minute with an adductor injury.

One current Bayern player was actually called up to the U-21 camp. That is 19-year-old Malik Tillman. While he’s played on various other Germany youth national teams so far, this will be Tillman’s first ever time in camp with the U-21s.

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“I received a very warm welcome here, but I already know a few guys, because I played either against them with clubs or with them in the national team,” Tillman said.

Tillman will be in the first camp with new manager Antonio Di Salvo who took over the program last month when Stefan Kuntz accepted the job to be Turkey’s new senior team manager.

While he’s still young and is the third youngest player called up by Di Salvo, Tillman has the chance to impress the new manager in his first camp. It’s a great opportunity for him and here’s hoping that he shines.

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