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Germany’s Hansi Flick talks through roster selections

Hansi Flick went off-the-grid for a few picks, but the manager has a plan.

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Former Bayern Munich manager Hansi Flick took some time to walk through a few of the surprise decisions that he made for Germany’s next set of international matches.

Flick’s move to keep four goalkeepers certainly shows that the No. 3 position on the depth chart is an open competition.

“Kevin Trapp has been showing good performances in the past few weeks. We wanted to have all of them together to see them in training and get an idea,” Flick told the DFB website (as captured by Twitter account @iMiaSanMia). “We got Kevin Trapp back this year because he simply deserved it.”

As for recalling two exiles in Borussia Dortmund’s Julian Brandt and Paris Saint-Germain’s Julian Draxler, Flick wants to see what each player has in his respective tank during this camp.

“We are convinced that both players have good footballing qualities. They can help the team and we want to see them in training,” Flick said. “I’ve spoken to both of them and I expect them to show exactly what they are showing at their clubs.”

Wolfsburg’s Lukas Nmecha also got the nod from Flick. Nmecha offers the squad another option at striker.

“What I really like about him is that he is very active and can hold his own with the ball. He has a good ball control and can dribble He’s also shown against Salzburg that he can score goals, which is crucial for a center-forward.”