Germany reveal provisional squad for Euro 2012
Berlin, May 8 (IANS) Germany's football coach Joachim Loew has introduced two uncapped players in his provisional 27-man squad for the Euro 2012 Championships.
Monchengladbach's goalkeeper Marc-Andre ter Stegen and Schalkes midfielder Julian Draxler are the only surprises of the squad picked Monday in Rastatt, Baden Wurttemberg.
Besides these two uncapped players, Loew will rely on established players such as team captain Philipp Lahm, midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger and veteran striker Miroslav Klose, Xinhua reported.
"Julian Draxler has an enormous amount of potential, especially in one on one situations and in quickness. He still lacks in consistency but the nomination will certainly give him a further boost," Loew said.
The 18-year-old midfielder turned professional at Schalke when he was fielded in 2011, since then he scored three goals in 45 matches.
Furthermore Loew explained his nomination of youngster goalkeeper Andre ter Stegen: "I am convinced by his good appearance. He played a fantastic season for his young age at Monchengladbach."
The provisional squad will be reduced from 27 to 23 men by May 29 and will be submitted UEFA.
The final squad for UEFA Euro 2012 in Poland and Ukraine will face Israel for a friendly May 31 before they take on Portugal at first group fixture June 9.
Goalkeepers: Manuel Neuer (FC Bayern Munich), Marc Andre ter Stegen (Borussia Monchengladbach), Tim Wiese (Werder Bremen), Ron Robert Zieler (Hannover 96).
Defenders: Jerome Boateng (Bayern Munich), Bendedikt Hoewedes ( Schalke 04), Mats Hummels (Borussia Dortmund), Philipp Lahm ( Bayern Munich), Per Mertesacker (Arsenal), Marcel Schmelzer ( Borussia Dortmund).
Midfielders: Lars Bender (Bayer Leverkusen), Sven Bender ( Borussia Dortmund), Julian Draxler (Schalke), Mario Goetze ( Borussia Dortmund), Ilkay Guendogan (Borussia Dortmund), Sami Khedira (Real Madrid), Toni Kroos (Bayern Munich), Thomas Mueller (Bayern Munich), Mesut Oezil (Real Madrid), Lukas Podolski ( Cologne), Marco Reus (Monchengladbach), Andre Schuerrle (Bayer Leverkusen), Bastian Schweinsteiger (Bayern Munich).
Strikers: Cacau (Stuttgart), Mario Gomez (Bayern Munich), Miroslav Klose (Lazio Rome).
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