Nagelsmann takes fresh approach with 1st Germany squad of tenure

Nagelsmann takes fresh approach with 1st Germany squad of tenure

BERLIN (AP) — Germany coach Julian Nagelsmann showed Friday he wants to make his own mark on the team by calling up three new players and recalling four more for upcoming friendly games against the United States and Mexico.

Nagelsmann, who replaced Hansi Flick last month, summoned Bayer Leverkusen midfielder Robert Andrich, Stuttgart midfielder Chris Fuhrich and Union Berlin forward Kevin Behrens for the first time.

The 36-year-old Nagelsmann also recalled veteran defender Mats Hummels, Bayern Munich midfielder Leon Goretzka, Leipzig defender David Raum and Fulham goalkeeper Bernd Leno. Those players were all omitted from Flick’s latest squad lists.

“We’re a new coaching team and want to see as many players as possible around the national team,” Nagelsmann said in a statement. “Our goal is to get used to each other as quickly as possible in the short time we have and to try and implement what we want in the few training sessions.”

Nagelsmann was hired as Flick’s re

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