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Selection shocker! Germany boss Hansi Flick leaves several stars at home — including a surprising Bayern Munich attacker

Former Bayern Munich coach Hansi Flick clearly wants to take a look at some youngsters.

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Former Bayern Munich boss Hansi Flick is using Germany’s upcoming set of friendlies to take a long look at some players who might be part of his team’s next generation.

In doing so, Flick opted to leave quite a few of his regular players, so be prepared when you see this list, you might need to freshen up on your knowledge on young German players:


  • Mergim Berisha (FC Augsburg)
  • Emre Can (Borussia Dortmund)
  • Niclas Füllkrug (Werder Bremen)
  • Serge Gnabry (Bayern Munich)
  • Leon Goretzka (Bayern Munich)
  • Mario Götze (Eintracht Frankfurt)
  • Kai Havertz (Chelsea FC)
  • Joshua Kimmich (Bayern Munich)
  • Jamal Musiala (Bayern Munich)
  • Felix Nmecha (Wolfsburg)
  • Kevin Schade (Brentford)
  • Timo Werner (RB Leipzig)
  • Florian Wirtz (Bayer Leverkusen)


  • Armel Bella-Kotchap (Southampton)
  • Matthias Ginter (SC Freiburg)
  • Christian Günter (SC Freiburg)
  • Thilo Kehrer (West Ham United)
  • David Raum (RB Leipzig)
  • Nico Schlotterbeck (Borussia Dortmund)
  • Joshua Vagnoman (VfB Stuttgart)
  • Marius Wolf (Borussia Dortmund)


  • Marc-André ter Stegen (FC Barcelona)
  • Kevin Trapp (Eintracht Frankfurt)
  • Bernd Leno (Fulham)

Berisha, Schade, Vagnoman, and Wolf were, indeed, surprising selections, but if Flick is ever going to take some time to get a look at young players, now would be it.

Notable omissions included:

  • Thomas Müller (Bayern Munich)
  • Leroy Sané (Bayern Munich)
  • Manuel Neuer (Bayern Munich — injured)
  • Lukas Klostermann (RB Leipzig)
  • Marcel Halstenberg (RB Leipzig)
  • Niklas Süle (Borussia Dortmund)
  • Marco Reus (Borussia Dortmund)
  • Julian Brandt (Borussia Dortmund — injured)
  • Youssoufa Moukoko (Borussia Dortmund — injured)
  • Karim Adeyemi (Borussia Dortmund — injured)
  • Jonas Hofmann (Borussia Mönchengladbach)
  • Jonathan Tah, Bayer Leverkusen
  • Antonio Rüdiger (Real Madrid)
  • İlkay Gündoğan (Manchester City)
  • Lukas Nmecha (Wolfsburg)

Some of those omissions we, of course, planned. Other...not so much.

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